Introducing Outsiders to Our Ways
The Guide Works Like an Aqueduct
"The extraordinary greatness of the Roman Empire manifests itself above all in three things: the aqueducts, the paved roads, and the construction of the drains."*
We divert money to our roots.
Money spent here stays here. So once a single person shops inside the Guide's Community, we all ultimately benefit. Scale this, and the ramifications are mind blowing.
So the Guide introduces others to our ways of life - we introduce them to our community, to positively rewarding experiences they will want to share with friends, their money stays with us and we grow.
*Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities
Community, and Cultural Growth
Small businesses benefit much by relatively few extra visitors - a few new clients per week could mean the difference between a young girl getting her dance lessons or not (small business is, after all, family business).
These businesses also promote, encourage, donate to and benefit most from the local arts, events and festivals that showcase and familiarize others with the kinds of things that set our community apart as a whole.
If we don't support our local businesses, they won't be around. The culture we now enjoy will slowly change and the variety we know now as basic to our ways of life will fade.
The best example I know of this is HERE.
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Seeding (Not Ceding) Local Culture
The Life and culture we support and encourage now is the Life our children will inherent.
Familiarizing ourselves with the diversity of options and benefits within our own community, we assure ourselves that the experiences we value most will flourish, and ensure that those responsible for providing these experiences prosper most.
Building Up Together