December 27, 2012

New Year's Resolution: Shop Local

Central Indiana has a wealth of locally owned stores and restaurants. We would like to encourage you to shop at these establishments during the holiday season and beyond. When you shop local you are helping keep our Indianapolis community strong and thriving. We've been a member of the Indianapolis community since Robert Benjamin started Kermans Oriental Rug Company in 1921. We are proud to live here, work here and serve homeowners throughout Central Indiana.

Why should you shop local? 

Let's check out this excellent list of reasons from the Sustainable Connections website:


1. Buy Local -- Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
2. Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
3. Keep our community unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun -- all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place.
4. Reduce environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
5. Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
6. Get better service: Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
7. Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
8. Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
9. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.  A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
10. Encourage local prosperity: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.


Kermans Flooring retail showroom, located at 4505 E. 82nd Street, showcases beauty, quality and excellence. Designed with interior design in mind, Kermans showroom features exclusive names, including Ralph Lauren, Fabrica, Masland and Armstrong. Kermans also displays Indiana’s only Karastan Gallery of Design, including the entire Karastan offering of rugs & carpets. Kermans believes in carrying only the finest names and selections and offers a complete array of flooring: area rugs, carpets, hardwood and tile.

Whether you are in the market for new flooring or furniture or clothes - we encourage you to think local first!

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