Subtle or not so subtle advertisements:
"Buy Local" is a concept somewhat akin to "Buy American" in that by buying locally produced goods and services you are supporting the local economy and typically you are supporting business that are smaller than corporate America. These are your neighbors or your friend's neighbors that help the economic world go 'round. In some ways, this is the nepotism and graft of old and hence my tongue-in-cheek titles. But in reality, buying local is a celebration of the ingenuity, talents and enterprise literally within your reach.