Winter is always a great time to pick up bargains in sales, but be sure to keep it local when you step out to take advantage of this season of discounts. Plus, with the snow, sleet, rain and cold that comes with winter, it also makes sense to keep your shopping local to enjoy quick, convenient access to the items you are seeking.

Winter is always a great time to pick up bargains in sales, but be sure to keep it local when you step out to take advantage of this season of discounts. Plus, with the snow, sleet, rain and cold that comes with winter, it also makes sense to keep your shopping local to enjoy quick, convenient access to the items you are seeking.

We all know the 2008 holiday shopping season was challenging for many retailers as a result of the economic downturn, and it's this part of the year that can be make or break time for ending the year in the black. We want our retailers to stay healthy and in business in our community, and to be sure that happens, we need to give them our support.

Remember the City and Chamber mantra, that if you live in UA, you should shop in UA!