Savor Snoqualmie opens survey to collect feedback on local shopping habits

Savor Snoqualmie Valley, a program coordinated by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, is conducting a short opinion poll on local shopping habits.

Jennifer McKeown, program manager at Mountains to Sound, said the survey was one of the methods Savor Snoqualmie is using to collect public feedback.

As part of Savor Snoqualmie’s goal to educate people on the value of local business, they are first gathering information to understand why Valley citizens may not be shopping locally.

“We wanted to get data to get an understanding of how much they are shopping local,” McKeown said.

The survey categorizes responders into four groups based on how much they shop locally. With that information, McKeown can separate the data to examine certain demographics more closely and analyze their answers.

Savor Snoqualmie can then tailor future programs and projects to address the issues they find in the feedback they receive.

One of the big reasons people leave the Valley to shop was because they think they can’t find the things they want, McKeown said, but that is not always the case.

“Once we have some results we think about how we might want to integrate that into a campaign,” she said. “We are not planning on putting together a formal report, but we are happy to share. Customer service is one of the biggest things that came out of the survey last year.”

The survey was also conducted last year and received 250 responses, she said. This year they have already received more than 200 and will keep the survey online into August.

The survey is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeARmokOBtsIlTKbRofGy3dkv5zb3-9OuQDfUT_jOBTGW6u9Q/viewform?edit_requested=true.

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