A “Say YES to LOCAL” sign appears outside the storefront of Spargo’s Printing in Aberdeen, where they were created. (David Haerle/The Daily World)

A “Say YES to LOCAL” sign appears outside the storefront of Spargo’s Printing in Aberdeen, where they were created. (David Haerle/The Daily World)

Greater Grays Harbor Inc. launches local sign campaign to promote the value of buying local.

By David Haerle

The Daily World

Greater Grays Harbor Inc. has launched a “Say YES to LOCAL” sign campaign. These signs are being distributed as a free resource to help businesses welcome customers into their store fronts and amplify the voice of the local business community.

Varying opening restrictions throughout the state and within industries are creating confused consumers that could bypass local stores and restaurants assuming they are closed. The signs are aimed to help businesses overcome that challenge and promote the value of buying local in Grays Harbor County. A limited supply of “Say YES to LOCAL” H-stake-style signs are available at no cost for as long as supplies last.

Some signs are already appearing at businesses around the county as GGHI members were offered the signs earlier this week.

“A number of signs have already gone out and are on display,” said Lynnette Buffington, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor Inc. “We let our members get a couple day head start to get theirs, but now they are available to anybody.”

To reserve your sign, interested businesses must complete the linked form with their business information and guidelines for an easy to use grassroots marketing campaign. Applying businesses will be notified regarding sign pick-up instructions within one to two business days after form submission.

The full link is as follows: www.surveymonkey.com/r/YestoLocal

Please contact Buffington with any questions at lbuffington@graysharbor.org.