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Why Buy Into Buying Local (& How To Get Started)

Why Buy Into Buying Local (& How To Get Started)

Buying local has become a way of life for many consumers. It’s a growing trend that has only just begun to permeate communities across the country, yet it has already delivered big success for local businesses. If you haven’t already been convinced, here’s a look at why you should be more vocal about buying local.

5 Main Street Festivals to Visit in September

5 Main Street Festivals to Visit in September

Summer is officially ending, but the local fun doesn’t have to stop yet. Take advantage of events in your community to hold on to summer as long as possible and carry the local fun into fall. We’ve listed some ideas for you here, but the possibilities for downtown entertainment this September are nearly endless.

Local Seafood’s Migration from American Markets

Local Seafood’s Migration from American Markets

‘American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,’ looks at three American seafood staples…What he found are some serious red flags…In some cases, the seafood we want just isn’t there because of overfishing and a lack of sustainable practices.

Show Us Your Indie Pride Contest 2014

Show Us Your Indie Pride Contest 2014

Take a picture of you or your business with an Independent We Stand window cling and email it to info@independentwestand.org with your name, phone number and your business name (if you own one) with the subject line “Show Us Your Indie Pride Contest” by 5pm on August 15. Be sure to register your business if you’re not already a member!

EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know

EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know

What does the liability shift mean for your small business? If a customer presents an EMV chip card, but your business only has a magnetic stripe reader, you’ll be held liable for any fraudulent purchases made with the card.