Carpet One Shares Benefits of Shopping Local

Fort Wayne, In – Carpet One Floor Home is a locally owned flooring store in Fort Wayne. As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, they are able to benefit from economies of scale such as lower product costs, but they remain independently owned and managed. As an independently owned business, Carpet One Floor Home contributes to the local community in many ways – participating in community causes, employing local workers and contributing the local economy.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, local businesses donate two times as much to local charities.* Supporting a local business allows them to continue supporting charities and community programs locally.

Local businesses hire workers in their communities. In fact, Local businesses account for over 65% of all new jobs.*A thriving local business can help to reduce unemployment in the Fort Wayne area.

“We are proud to be part of the Fort Wayne community and contribute as much as we can to making our community the best it can be,” said Stephen Lipp of Carpet One Floor Home. “We welcome our neighbors and friends to visit us to see how they can get great value and selection from a local business.”

Small Business Saturday occurs on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is day sponsored by American Express to spread awareness about the benefits of shopping at local businesses. With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 30, 2013, it is important to know that for every $100 spent locally, $68 stays in that community.**

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About Carpet One Floor Home
Carpet One Floor Home is a locally owned flooring retailer serving the Fort Wayne area. They are part of North America’s leading floor covering co-op. Their showroom is known for carrying a broad selection of beautiful carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living Installation system. For more information visit CARPET1FORTWAYNE.COM <http://x.jmxded92.net/z.z?l=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jYXJwZXQxZm9ydHdheW5lLmNvbS8%3d&amp;r=3349932112&amp;d=422728&amp;p=1&amp;t=h&h=b09db5a9d9538e9a92f633eab8623989> .

*U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, March 2010
**Based on Civic Economics Andersonville Study of Retail Economic