The idea that the Santa Fe Chamber has co-opted the term “shop local” is beyond absurd. Part of the mission of the Chamber is to “grow the local economy.” ...
Whether a business is a local “mom & pop shop” or part of a larger, national company has no bearing on the overall economic impact that the business has on our community. A business named The Santa Fe Shop can be owned out of state. The Santa Fe Reporter is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
To deride Santa Fe businesses that may have out of state ownership or be a part of a larger, national company, perpetuates Santa Fe's perceived anti-business sentiment.
Read the whole thing at the Chamber's blog (for real).