For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 stays in our northeast Ohio community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in our community.
In Akron, we have a wonderful array of local shops and businesses. Some of our favorite businesses in the Akron area that we like to support includes LifeSource Yoga Studio, White Pond Paradise Spa and Salon, Mr. Zub’s Deli and Bar, The Makery, Sweet Mary’s Bakery, Akron Tractor, The Brimfield Bread Oven, The Maplewood Boutique and many others.
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your family and friends, because we care about our employees. They are a part of our family too and we want them to live well and be happy and healthy. When you shop locally in the Akron area, you help create and keep jobs for teachers, firemen, nurses, and many other professions including plant growers, shop keepers, and more.
Did you know that we grow all of our plants and flowers on our property here in Akron? By shopping with us, you are helping to conserve energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. In comparison, most garden centers have their plants shipped from across the country.
In Akron, we have so many organizations, businesses and events that set us apart from other communities. From the PorchRokr Festival to LeBron’s I Promise School to Luigi’s Pizza and the Akron Pride Festival, we are lucky to have so many interesting and cool places to visit right in our backyard. Here at Graf’s, we love to help make your home and garden unique with our Akron grown flowers and plants.
As local business owners, we know you and your family. And you know our story, our family and our staff. Our family business has been located in Akron since 1980. We support all types of local organizations including Boy Scout troops, churches, non-profits, school, community gardens and more. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. Remember that when making your purchasing decisions.