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SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES.
1. Local Character and Prosperity
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
2. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
3. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
The giveaway will be announced October 31, 2011. In order to be automatically entered,
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McDonald Uniforms is happy to announce the October, 2011 Monthly Giveaway. The September giveaway was a Bates Ultra Lites Boot and was won by a great guy, Bud Baughman.
This month’s giveaway is the future of Uniform Shirts. The Elbeco T2 Shirt (available in Long and Short Sleeve, Men’s and Ladies) has so much to offer! As the winner of the giveaway, you will have the choice of color, size and gender!!! We will even customize it to your liking for FREE!
These are just some of the memorial services going on in the Philadelphia Area:
Brooklawn 9/11 Commemoration
Brooklawn Memorial Park
S. Hannevig & Maude Ave.
Brooklawn broke ground on its new 9/11 memorial and monument in July, and on Sept. 11th–the 10th anniversary of the event–the town will unveil both items during a day of 9/11 remembrance. The day will begin with the ringing of the bells at the times when the WTC towers and the pentagon were attacked, and when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. There will be commemorative events all day long, ending with a candlelight vigil.
9/11 Memorial Service
Presbyterian Church – Deep Run
16 Irish Meetinghouse Rd.
Join the church community for an evening of poetry and prayers to remember the 9/11 attacks.
Travis Manion Foundation 9-11 Heroes Run
Various locations in the Greater Philadelphia Area
The Travis Manion Foundation is teaming up with GM and Chevrolet to bring this year’s 5K runs to more than two dozen cities across the country to honor military, police, firefighters, and first responders killed in the line of duty. The organization is named for Doylestown’s Travis Manion, a US Marine who was killed in Iraq four years ago. Michael Smerconish will participate in the Doylestown run, and 98.1 WOGL’s Frank Lewis and Dom Giordano will broadcast from the September 11 race in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics Union Local 22 9/11 Memorial Dedication
415 N. 5th St.
Local 22 will celebrate Firefighter Recognition Day and remember 9/11 with a memorial and plaque dedication.
* We are happy to inform you that Dan McDonald, owner of McDonald Uniforms, will be recognizing a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Ridge Avenue United Methodist Church
7811 Ridge Ave.
The Concert for Change will focus on shedding positive light on the tragedy of 9/11 and on creating a tight-knit, supportive community. The church’s Light Praise Band will perform, featuring local musicians including Pat Burke, Tom Stone, Zack Stone, Lee Gordon, Tim Mitchell, Deb Santo, Rachel Brown and music director Scott Santo. There will be moments reflecting on the anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. Additionally, the Church will host ChurchFest, a day of free food, music, games and crafts. All proceeds from the event benefit the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign. In case of rain, the event will take place in the church sanctuary.
Candlelight vigil at The Garden of Reflection
Lower Makefield, Bucks County
2,973 candles were made in remembrance for all those we lost. A vigil gives us a chance to pray for a loved one, but more practically to show they are never alone. Please join us to light a candle, say a prayer and remember.
Annual Remembrance Ceremony
Garden of Reflection
1950 Woodside Road
On the morning of Sept. 11, the Garden of Reflection’s memorial ceremony will begin 8:46 a.m. with the ringing of a fire bell marking the chronological events when the four attacks took place. Interfaith prayers will be offered by religious leaders after each moment is remembered. Names of Bucks County’s victims will be read while a flower is placed. A presentation of our Memorial Wreath to honor all 2973 victims of the attacks will be laid concluding our ceremony at approximately 10:10 a.m.
Day of Remembrance Fireman’s Tribute Walk
Fireman’s Hall Museum
Second and Quarry Street
Firefighters, police officers, city officials, veterans, and others will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, “Attack on America.” This event will include a march from the Fireman’s Hall Museum at Second and Quarry streets to the Betsy Ross House at Third and Arch streets. A program of commemoration will take place with guest speakers, a special flag folding ceremony, playing of “Taps,” and a bell tolling in memorial for fallen firefighters.
National Day of Remembrance Civic Engagement Expo
Nonprofits from throughout the Philadelphia region are invited to host information tables showcasing their ongoing volunteer opportunities. In previous years, organizations that participated in the civic engagement expo recruited more than 400 volunteers. The Civic Engagement Expo is a part of a larger effort to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. Throughout the day, other activities will take place on Independence Mall and in nearby venues, ensuring a large turnout of potential volunteers. The day will conclude with a public ceremony featuring Mayor Michael Nutter and special guests.
Interfaith Prayer Gathering
Arch Street Friends Meeting House
Fourth and Arch streets
Please join the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia for a prayer gathering of memory and hope on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Commemorative Ceremony at Independence Mall
At Sixth Street between Chestnut and Market
Join Mayor Michael Nutter and members of the Philadelphia community as they pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Team Red White and Blue Moving Tribute
No matter where you’re going to be on Sunday, please join Team Red, White & Blue and make a “moving tribute” to honor those lost on 9/11, the servicemen and women who have been killed or wounded since 9/11 — and all their families. By committing to walk, run, bike or hike on Sept. 11, we are carving out time on this 10th anniversary to reflect upon the tremendous sacrifice so many Americans have made. Team RWB has people from all over the world, including soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, who are joining us in our mission to honor and remember. We encourage you to spread the word and make this tribute in groups, and where possible to meet at 8:30 a.m. to hold a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — when the North Tower was first attacked.
Penn Museum Presents
Memorial Display and
Sept. 11 — An Afternoon
Ten years to the day that two hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, Penn Museum marks the solemn occasion with two special programs Sept. 11, and one Oct. 12 — and a powerful display, Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11, on view through Nov. 6, 2011. The program and the display offer visitors a timely opportunity to remember — and reflect anew. On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, Penn Museum offers pay-what-you-want admission.
Don’t let the gov or the mayor or and council people limit our public safety. It is critical to have these brave men and women who show up and save lives and prevent things from getting out of control. They are real people, real friends and real family members. By making cuts, the city and state and whoever else is trying to get our taxes up but take away our safety and security (which is ridiculus) will not do much good for any one.
It is time to stand up to these fragile monsters who work for us, yet most of the time help very few, and the very few are the wealthy who give back contributions to them—a big ugly circle!!! Well I don’t want to allow it to happen. Last night, I saw a show which scared me. People were armed with weapons of choice and steel like masks fought almost til death. What I learned from the show is that this can be real someday soon. We may be fighting our neighbors in an urban war of we allow our government to get out of control.
One sign of allowing our government to get out of control is to lay off the men and women who serve as our public safety. It makes no sense to do this, none whatsoever. There are so many other ways to cut expenses and not people…