For the Love of Manchester

Conscious Capitalism and how local businesses care for our community

I’m not saying that big box or chain leadership cannot have pride in their community or for what they do, but decisions don’t generally end with them. Big boxes and chains generally have a hierarchy that is far from the local location. The higher up in the structure one is, the further removed they are from the local shop – and the community.
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For the Love of Manchester

Let’s think outside the box: A strong library system = strong community

There is something that the library is lacking … and that is outreach. I do not fault the library for this as they are often one of the last to receive money from the city and really don’t have substantial funds – or at least enough – to pay for a lot of outreach. And an underfunded library system is not exclusively a Manchester thing. Libraries are not the priority in many communities, especially in urban areas where ironically they are needed the most. Even though public libraries are playing a larger role, many still only receive minimal funding. READ MORE