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Get Ready for Independent Retailer Month

Get Ready for Independent Retailer Month

Why celebrate American independence for just one day in July? With Independent Retailer Month, independence is top-of-mind throughout July, in celebration of the independently owned retailers who keep American communities strong all year long. Are you ready to celebrate?

Standard Paint & Flooring Helps Yakima Take Off

Standard Paint & Flooring Helps Yakima Take Off

Since 1954, Standard Paint & Flooring has served its local community of Yakima, Washington. Over the course of three generations, the entirely family-owned business has grown to include multiple locations throughout southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon

Bel Air Downtown Alliance Evolves with the Community

Bel Air Downtown Alliance Evolves with the Community

Known as “The Heart of Harford” for its position as the Harford County seat, Bel Air, Maryland, offers good schools, charming history and a lively downtown. In particular, that downtown district is the product of local organizers’ hard work and genuine connection to the community.

Instagram Influencers: How Small Businesses Can Tap into Their Power

Instagram Influencers: How Small Businesses Can Tap into Their Power

With social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, small businesses can tell their stories directly to consumers and engage one-on-one with fans. However, there’s still an advantage to leveraging a messenger. In the social media world, Instagram influencers can lend credibility and expose new audiences to your small business.

Why Father’s Day Gifts Mean More from a Local Store

Why Father’s Day Gifts Mean More from a Local Store

Father’s Day is June 17 – have you found the perfect gift for Dad? If not, there’s still time to find something meaningful, but you have to look in the right place. Whether your dad is funny and adventurous, cool and savvy or all of the above, chances are good that the right gift will come from a local business.

21st Century Paints Celebrates Growth & 25 Years of Service

21st Century Paints Celebrates Growth & 25 Years of Service

If a small business is going to succeed long term, it has to adapt to changes in the market. A strong connection with the community also helps. Fortunately, 21st Century Paints in Toledo, Ohio, has both adaptability and a community bond.

Announcing the Winner of the Third-Annual America’s Main Streets Contest

Announcing the Winner of the Third-Annual America’s Main Streets Contest

It’s official – Bridge Street Ashtabula has won this year’s America’s Main Streets Contest! For the northeastern Ohio community of Ashtabula, the title represents a sweet victory. Last year, Bridge Street Ashtabula earned recognition as a semifinalist but couldn’t clinch the coveted title. This year, the community rallied around its downtown organization to claim the top spot, just as the community has rallied around its historic port to revitalize and…read more →

5 Main Street Events to Visit in June

5 Main Street Events to Visit in June

There’s always something to celebrate in June. Whether it’s summer vacation, high school graduation or a much-needed day off, the best place to celebrate is Main Street. Family-friendly occasions will bring food trucks, farmers markets and fireworks to downtown this month. Don’t miss out on these local celebrations!

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand