Mahalo to Central Pacific Bank for this important story in their Summer 09 newsletter. I appreciate all the local guests in my restaurant and support other small family owned businesses around the State.

from the newsletter “Your Money Matters”

Lead Story: Support the Local Economy
When you support locally owned businesses you contribute to the many characteristics that make our community a special place to live and work.
Here’s  what happens:
*Your dollars stay in town. Buy from a locally owned business and that shopkeeper will likely spend your money at another local business.
*Small business owners contribute back to the community. After all they live in the same community you do and want what’s best for everyone else who calls it home.
*You’re more likely to receive quality service.  They make an effort to get to know you and be a friendly resource often providing unique items.

Here’s the entire story:
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f475da38#/f475da38/1