The River Bend Growth Association wants you to continue to Spend in the River Bend during the final days of the holiday season, but also into the new year. The more money that is spent here, the more local residents and governments benefit says Monica Bristow, President of the RBGA.

Bristow says not only do you help locally owned businesses when you spend your money in the River Bend, you help build for the future with tax dollars:

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She says other similar projects in Godfrey and Roxana are also examples of how those communities are building for the future by using some local tax dollars that are earned through people spending their money and doing business locally.