Welcome to SiMA

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The Smyrna Independent Merchants’ Association otherwise known as SiMA is a community organization united to promote the cultural and economic benefits of shopping locally and preserve Smyrna’s social, cultural, and economic well being. SiMA does this through public education programs stressing the benefits to the community and diverse ways in which shopping locally aids the Town.

SiMA works to ensure the success of Smyrna’s local independent businesses, so that we can continue to contribute to Smyrna’s rich character and vibrant quality of life. By preserving what is unique about our city, we can avoid becoming “Anywhere, USA.”

Buy Local Whenever Possible!!
The residents of Smyrna are famous for being actively involved in the betterment of their community. Likewise, the Smyrna Independent Merchants’ Association (SIMA) is dedicated to a different level of service. We play an active role in government policy and public awareness for a sustainable small business environment within the Town of Smyrna.

SiMA is a new and developing organization, open minded about the future of Smyrna and our organization. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Shop Local

Reason #3 - Shape Our Character Why did you choose to live here? What keeps you? Independent businesses help give our community its one-of-a-kind personality.
Reason #6 - Enhance Choices A wide variety of independent business, each service their customers' tasts, creates greater overall choices for all of us.
Reason #1 - Build Community The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood-scale business and public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness.
Reason #2 - Strengthen Your Local Economy Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain - a benefit we all can bank on.
Reason #4 - Create a Healthier Environment Independent community-service buinesses are people-sized. They consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air problems.
Reason #5 - Lower Taxes Local businesses put less demand on our raods, sewers, and safety services and generate more tax revenue per sales dollar, helping keep your taxes lower.
Reason #8 - Give Back to Your Community Indies donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams as chains do.
Reason #7 - Create Jobs and Opportunities Locally-owned businesses also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc, expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.