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It all began with dirty clothes…

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Isn’t it funny how one thing can lead to another and you have one of
those “Ah ha!” moments?

Last week my good old OLD dryer starting leaving not so nice marks
on my clothing. After an internet inquiry and a phone call to my
favorite appliance repair shop it was determined that it needed some
new felt thingies. (Ok, thingies isn’t really a word, but it works for
me.)A & E Appliance in Roseville MI

For years (decades actually) my go-to place for any appliance parts and repairs has been A & E Appliance in Roseville MI. They are located on Gratiot, just north of 11 Mile road on the east side of Gratiot.

While I was in there getting the felt thingies that I needed I realized that I could have shopped online and ordered the parts at one of the various online parts warehouses.

But why would I? Not only would I not receive the personal service and attention that A & E provides, but I would also not be able to contribute to our local economy. I am finding that it more important to me than ever recently in light of the states economy and witnessing the suffering that many hard working families are going through.

Marcos Meats in EastpointeMy next errand was to my favorite meat market, Marcos Meats in Eastpointe. (Marcos Meats is located on the south side of 9 Mile, about a 1/2 mile west of Kelly. ) As my order was being filled I talked with Roger, the owner. Roger and his staff have been mainstays in Eastpointe for years and years.

Not only are the meats and deli items of top quality, but the service you receive there is top-notch.

They know your name. They remember what you like. They cheerfully will cut anything the way you want it. I was telling Roger about my trip to A & E Appliance and he spoke glowingly of them also. We both agreed that it’s the service that will keep small business owners in Michigan going, and hoped that more people will patronize their local “Mom and Pop” shops and contribute locally to the economy.

The “Ah ha!” moment?

I know I personally can’t make a big splash in turning around the economy for this state, nor do I have the answers. I do know this though: If each of us shopped locally, and spread the word about our small business owners that do a wonderful job and provide quality service, that it will go a long way in improving life for those around us.

Please feel free to share your local favorites with me. I would love to write about them, or post your words about them.

~Kris Wales~

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