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10 News, November 2008

Thursday, March 3, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Web site encourages shopping local

10 News journalist Kathryn Bursch meets with founder Ester Venouziou and then heads to downtown Gulfport to talk with LS1 business members.

Excerpts from the story:

In the strange way that technology works, Ester Venouziou is typing away in her home and using the internet to discourage shoppers from using it. Her Web site,, aims to point consumers to small local businesses.

"I think it's important to think before you shop," says Venouziou. "If you spend $10 at a local store, most of the money is going to stay locally. If you spend $10 at a chain, it's going to go wherever the corporate offices are." ...

It's not always possible, but if you want to shed the chains of chain stores and explore some indies, provides a map.

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The complete story and video can be found on 10 News' website.