Go Local

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Go Local This Holiday Season

Watertown Savings Bank encourages yo to Go Local when shopping for friends and family this holiday season.  Consider picking up a one-of-a-kind creation from one of our local small businesses and give the gift that keeps on giving.


Did you know every dollar spent at independent businesses is returned threefold to your local economy? Or that small businesses create two out of three new U.S. jobs annually? So when you patronize local establishments, you’re not only putting your hard-earned dollars to work in your community, you’re supporting the economic engines that fuel our national economy.


And locally sourced goods and services like those found right here in Jefferson County are often crafted by local artisans and are exclusive to our region, making for memorable gift-giving during the holidays and beyond.


If you prefer your gifts without a shiny bow then how about gifting an “experience” to watch a local band, dine at a family-run restaurant, or attend a holiday event with friends and family.


Celebrations outside the home, including holiday entertaining and socializing, represent roughly 40 percent of total holiday spending and are another way to support small businesses and boost the local economy.


Show support for local entrepreneurs and small businesses this holiday season and throughout the year and GO LOCAL !

Santa holding a load of wrapped presents supporting the Go Local Movement


Local banks support local startups—funding more than 60 percent of small business and more than 80 percent of agriculture loans startups and contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and keep local neighborhoods viable and vibrant.  Plus, a study from twelve Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses that apply for loans with local banks are the most successful.


When you support locally owned and operated businesses by shopping or dining locally, every dollar spent is returned threefold to your local economy; putting your hard-earned money to work in the community you call home. Local businesses also create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. annually, which means your support for these businesses also helps our national economy thrive.


Click here to see who we support in the community.

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