January 2021 marks 10 years of Independent We Stand (IWS).
Family owned and operated since 1928, Carr Hardware has a long tradition of supporting the communities that surround their stores. So when the Covid pandemic hit, it was only natural that they would step up and do what they could to help. That’s why they created the “Round-up for the Schools” campaign that in combination with the company’s match was able to provide and donate over $8,500 worth of personal…read more →
The holidays are just around the corner – and they will look a little different this season. That’s why Independent We Stand is proud to team up with American Express to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 28. Founded by American Express in 2010 this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique. From family-run corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques, small businesses are more…read more →
Independent We Stand has joined artists and organizations across the country for the first annual Artists Sunday, a nationwide event, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 29th, encouraging consumers to shop with artists and craftspeople. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but for shopping for art! This powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists. Consumers are…read more →
Since 1925, the Anderson Lumber Company has provided the Blount County area of Tennessee with high-quality hardware and lumber products.
There’s a concerning trend in veterinary medicine—and it could greatly alter the choice that pet owners have to care for their furry companions
Main Streets look a little different this year, but Main Street organizations continue to spread local spirit. Through closures, re-openings and the uncertainty still to come, Main Street groups keep the community connected.
Small businesses are ready to get back to work. After months of shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, communities across the country are taking measured steps toward reopening. For small businesses, that means getting their teams back to work in the safest ways possible. But for one small business, it’s about getting the entire community back to work.
Unprecedented challenges demand innovative solutions—and buy local groups are stepping up. As small businesses and Main Street organizations across the country begin to rebuild and, in many cases, continue to cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, crowdfunding platform Patronicity is helping them access much-needed capital. Patronicity’s small business program has raised more than $1.2 million for Main Streets and their businesses since the outbreak began. Patronicity is a…read more →
At Chic Lumber, building the community takes place both inside and outside the store. The family-owned Do it Best Corp. member business has been in the St. Louis, Missouri, community for more than 40 years but still finds new ways to give back, with a particular focus on local families.