Buy Local: Did you Know?

Local firms procure local goods and services at more than twice the rate of chains.
Locally-owned firms contribute more to local charities and fundraisers than do their national counterparts.

Source: Anderson Study of Retail Economics, Chicago, IL – Oct. 2004


The Oddities of 3-D Printing

The cost of 3D printing has long kept the technology in a select few hands, but all that is changing as 3D printing blossoms into a full-fledged trend.

This June, Staples will start retailing a consumer 3D printer, the Cube 3D Printer, for $1,299 — not cheap, but not out of reach of the dedicated techie, either. Proponents hope that as costs come down, more sophisticated printers will reach the general public, allowing the full story click here.


Buy Local: Did you Know?

For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain making a 10% shift in market share from chains to locals could result in: Nearly $140 million in new economic activity, over 1600 new jobs, and providing over $50 million in new wages.

Source: Civic Economics study on Grand Rapids, Michigan – Sept. 2008


Just one of the many reasons good reason to support your local ecomney. Learn more about Buy Local here.


This June: Buy Local!

Come celebrate buying local right here in Lakeland, Florida!


Did you know that throughout the United States, only about 33.6% of the revenue from national chains is reinvested into the community, which is very low compared to the 64.8% return from local businesses.


We also know that impersonal feeling you get when dealing with the larger chain stores. Many local business come with the same products at around the same price with superior customer service.


Convenience isn't always getting everything from under one roof. Many of our local stores offer personal services, like delivery and customer support, that the big stores don't even consider or can afford to do.

Learn more about what buying right in your hometown can do for you and your community all month long as we will be posting stats and facts about how buying local enriches the very own community you live in.


So go ahead lakeland come support your own hometown and BUY LOCAL!




Here it is folks! The new Crown Printing website. Here you will be able to upload your files to our server for printing, easily contact our support team, and follow our blog which will contain news from the industry, relevant information to help make your job easier and interesting tidbits along the way.

Thank you to our friends over at Lowry Creative for helping us make all of this possible.


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