100-gift-card-artAre you in the neighborhood? Stop by Bank Financial Lincolnwood Branch to see our table top exhibit celebrating local businesses. While you’re there, fill out a drawing slip for your chance to win a $25 gift card to The Animal Store and put the slip into the fishbowl. The display will only be exhibited for a few more days, so stop by soon.

Why support a small business like The Animal Store? The obvious reason is that we need you — you and your pets are the reason we exist. Our goal is provide you with excellent service; healthy, socialized animals; a complete array of pet supplies; and valuable information. Oh, yeah — and value. Check out our competitive prices; you won’t be disappointed.

Turns out you need us, too. According to the U.S. Government, small businesses like The Animal Store are still the backbone of the American economy, comprising more than 99% of all employers and creating the bulk of new jobs. According to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 you spend in a local independent business, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. That’s a pretty good return on your investment.

Thank you, as always, for your visiting and supporting The Animal Store. As a token of our appreciation, just mention the shop local blog post and get 10% off any single item* during the month of May.

*Offer good on white tags only and valid through May 31, 2010.