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CHAMBER   Citizens & Business for York County

  

Our Chamber’s Government Relations Task Force and Board of Directors are on record in support of a referendum for countywide off-premise (retail) sales, via ordinance by County Council.  If passed, consumers in York County would have the opportunity to purchase beer or wine seven days a week in any licensed retail establishment. 

Working closely with a group of volunteer business owners and York County citizens, we encourage voters to sign this petition asking that this issue be placed on the ballot for the next general election on Nov 6, 2012.

Download the petition here

  
Reasons to support the referendum

Business Growth

York County and its businesses will benefit economically from:

  • an increase in profits from beverage sales (and other purchases) at grocery, convenience and other stores
  • having citizens support local stores, instead of making purchases in North Carolina
  • the multiplier effect of every dollar spent in existing stores “turning over” at least three times in the community
  • retail employees will spend much of their additional income at other local businesses
  • local spending “multiplies” further when stores use other local businesses as vendors for food, equipment, janitorial services, financial services, office supplies, repairs, etc.

Jobs Security

York County jobs will be more secure by:

  • having existing licensed stores maintain or expand operations, during tough times, thus retaining and possibly adding employees
  • having existing licensed stores support other local workers by using their employers as vendors for food, equipment, janitorial services, financial services, office supplies, repairs, etc

Quality of Life

York County citizens’ “quality of life” will be improved by enhanced government services and public facilities, because…

  • having existing licensed stores maintain or expand operations, during tough times, thus retaining and possibly adding employees
  • the county will have additional revenue by retaining all annual permit fees (approximately $233,000 annually) 
  • the state and county will have additional sales tax revenue, of which at least one-forth is generated by people living outside the county and much is now benefitting North Carolina citizens
  • businesses will have more funds available for charitable contributions from revenue from increased sales

Personal choices

York County citizens:

  • will not see liquor stores open on Sundays and will not have store managers forcing employees to work on a Sunday if contrary to their religious beliefs
  • who are of legal age, will simply have the right to make personal choices, like purchasing alcoholic beverages seven days a week

 

Download the petition here

Citizens & Business for York County
PO Box 590
Rock Hill, SC  29731

116 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730 | Tel 803/324-7500 | Fax 803/324-1889 | Email