Why Buy Local?

What happens when you support local companies:

  • Profits remain local and are invested in the local community rather than in foreign countries or other states – this re-investment benefits surrounding local businesses and the community
  • Local businesses are more likely to support local charities, events, teams, churches and organizations; owners, managers and employees are integral to and contribute to the community because they are part of it
  • Promotions and income enhancement benefit local employees; management roles are filled by members of the community, managers aren’t brought in from other states or countries to lead the business
  • Local businesses offer choices that chain or national companies don’t; they tailor their inventories and services to meet the specific needs of the local community which results in better service and quality to customers
  • Local businesses tend to hire people with more skill and experience, expert at their trade and better able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction

CB Wholesale has been a locally owned, privately held company and part of the Northwest Washington communities since 1982. Local charities that the company and its owners support include:

The Boys and Girls Clubs

Junior Achievement

Lighthouse Mission

Bellingham Food Bank

Northwest Youth Services

Skagit County Meals on Wheels

Whatcom Museum

Whatcom County Humane Society

Interfaith Coalition

NEW Press Release: CB Wholesale Donates to Local Charities

Local construction projects CB Wholesale has contributed to include: Boys and Girls Club of Bellingham, Boys and Girls Club of Ferndale, Whatcom Museum, Pickford Theatre, and several churches in Whatcom and Skagit County.
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