As consumers we have the power to shape our community and make a difference. Every time we open our wallets to a business, we are saying, “I like what you do. Keep doing it!” When we shop our local community and specifically chamber members, we are saying YES to a strong, vibrant local economy.

As consumers we have the power to shape our community and make a difference.  Every time we open our wallets to a business, we are saying, “I like what you do. Keep doing it!”  When we shop our local community and specifically chamber members, we are saying YES to a strong, vibrant local economy.  
Rolla area businesses employ local people, use local services and strengthen our local economy. When we shop in these stores, the businesses and their employees re-circulate the dollar back into the community.
Research has shown that 73 percent of a dollar spent in a locally-owned business remains in a community; 43 percent of a dollar spent at a national chain store stays locally. However, no amount of the dollars spent on the Internet or outside the area in which we live and work helps to ensure the prosperity of the community that is the most important to each of us. (Zero return on investment.)
Take the opportunity to maximize the dollars spent locally; these dollars translate to roads, services, parks, municipal services, police and fire protection and public school support.
When you make an effort to shop local, you may be surprised by what is available.  Rolla boasts many retail shops, businesses and restaurants, family entertainment options, whimsical gift shops, stylish retail clothing stores and so much more.
The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce is available to refer local chamber members and businesses for the products and services you need.