The Independent We Stand team is taking off on our Main Streets Make Us Better road trip, starting on Monday June 29 through Friday July 3. Along the way, we will visit five cities in five states in five days and try to eat, stay, play and shop local the entire day. At the same time, we will interview business owners and community advocates to raise awareness of the importance…read more →
To promote growth and investment in your community, shift your banking to a local bank or credit union. You’ll get a customized approach to your finances and your community will reap the rewards of your investment.
The start of June means the start of summer fun in communities across the country. Whether you’re heading off on a beach-bound road trip or enjoying the sun in your own backyard, make some time for these exciting events, too. They’ll bring your family, your community and your favorite local businesses closer together.
In a world where consumers show an increasing desire to buy local, a business’s Main Street Story can be its biggest asset.
The award recognizes Taylor’s philanthropy and leadership within BBBSA and his company’s commitment to the organization over the last 40 years.
Buying local isn’t a trend. Buying local is an investment that reaches far beyond the profit and successes of a single business and contributes to the heart of a community. Every dollar spent at a local business will generate two-to-four times the economic impact than if it were spent at a non-local business. It’s called the Local Multiplier Effect and it means that nearly half of what is spent on a local business recirculates throughout the community.
What sets Portland Buy Local apart from other buy local programs of its kind is the emphasis that the group places on recognizing and celebrating the businesses it represents.
Facebook’s latest upgrades make it easier and more cost-effective than ever to turn casual social media fans into loyal small business customers.
…federal contracting and other forms of financial support for business should be overhauled to reflect American values and build the kind of economy we need.
hen Justin South joined the military, he knew he’d be making a serious commitment, in both time and lifestyle. He understood what it all meant for his life, but he couldn’t have known what it would come to mean for his job and his employer.