Recently, two of the banks in downtown Centralia have closed.
I was searching for a reason when I realized many people do their banking on the internet, so we lose employees and banks in town. I guess I am just old fashioned, but I not only feel safer doing business with someone I can talk with, but someone I can talk with if I am having a problem.
I am pleased our oldest bank is still going strong here in Centralia and Chehalis. Security State Bank will always be with us. Thank you Security State.
Lately I have seen many ads on TV for an online auto parts supplier that promises all the parts your car will ever need.
If many local mechanics buy online from them, there are eight or nine local car parts outlets that will go out of business. Yes, the internet is great, but remember that if you do most of your business that way, you are possibly helping someone you know lose their local job.
Whenever you possibly can, please shop and buy locally.
Let’s keep our neighbors working.