Supporting local business is something that is very important to me. Local business owners live in our community. They are our neighbors. They are our friends. I love the relationships that form over supporting local businesses and restaurants. These are people you can rely on and count on!

Several of my friends have told me in the past:

"Shop at this website, you will save so much money."
"Price check at the store, and buy online, you will save money."
"I never leave my house to shop, it's too inconvenient."

It takes all of us in the local community to keep out local economy strong. I would rather spend more money on an item and KNOW who I am helping, than save money and not help my local neighbor. Plus, if something happens with your purchase, knowing the person to talk to face to face can be a much better experience.

Going to three local businesses is very easy to do! If you haven’t been to the shop yet, it is also a great way to know what that business sells.

  • You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars at the store.
  • Instead of buying coffee from a franchise, purchase from a local coffee shop.
  • Instead of buying clothing from a large online company, purchase from a local boutique.

I encourage you to consider doing this weekend challenge!

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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