For us, operating a locally owned business is more than just selling flags. Sure, we love selling flags! But more than anything, we love helping you, our valued customer, find the ideal flag for your home, or helping you choose the perfect kite as a gift, or just getting a friendly "hello" as you browse through our 4,000-square-foot retail store.
For 57 years, YOU have made our store a loved part of the Portland community, YOU have continued to support our business even during a global pandemic, and it is YOU who makes it possible for us to continue our support of the community.
Buying locally has numerous positive effects. The Multiplier Effect shows that 48% of money spent at a local independent business is re-circulated locally, compared to 14% with a chain store. That means that money you spend at Elmer's Flag and Banner stays in the community. Our employees spend their paychecks locally and, on a larger scale, all of our flags are manufactured here in the United States.
Plus, the more you invest in our company, the more we invest into the community. Elmer's Flag has been a proud sponsor of numerous middle school baseball teams, golf and other charity events, contributes to local auctions, and advertises in high school sports programs that help the teams afford uniforms and gear. We are asked continually for donations, and we donate continually to the community we love.
Stop by Elmer's Flag and Banner today and let us help you find what you're looking for. We're reopening our retail showroom Friday.
Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too
1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232