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Leon Youngblood | The Seward Phoenix LOG

It’s not too often that you can spot both Wes Sherrill, Sr., and Wes Sherrill, Jr., at their store, SAK Town Liquor, out at Mile 3.5 Seward Highway. No matter which Sherrill you get, the great craft beer and wine selection will make up the difference. They take special orders as well as keg orders on Mondays. 224-5907

Shopping locally is probably the best investment Sewardites can make in their local economy. Keeping those local dollars local is the mission of the 3/50 project which was introduced to Seward last fall. Almost a year later, it’s time for a reminder that if at least half the community spends at least $50 monthly at local independent shops, there’s a huge positive impact.

Not only does shopping local support Seward area business, it helps support public service, especially those provided by the City of Seward. On average, $68 of every $100 spent at locally owned independent stores is returned to the community in payroll, sales taxes and other expenses. Spending that much at a non local chain or even an Anchorage based outlet keeps only around $43 in Seward.

Now the 3/50 project is making shopping even simpler for business owners and customers. Their smart phone app, LookLocal, features independent, locally owned brick and mortar businesses who have signed on as supporters of The 3/50 Project. The best part is that it’s free to be listed and the app is free to download.

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