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SHIFT10 Celebrates Local Business, Promotes Shopping Local Year-Round

SHIFT10 Celebrates Local Business, Promotes Shopping Local Year-Round

In an effort to promote year-round support for local businesses, SHIFT10 launches National SHIFT 10 Day holiday and campaign to encourage consumers to shift 10% of their everyday spending to local businesses instead of big-box stores. SHIFT10 is presented by founding partner, Scott’s Marketplace. “Small businesses are the lifeline of our country,” said Scott Curry, CEO of Scott’s Marketplace. “By giving local entrepreneurs daily support we directly impact the health…read more →

Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace Join Forces to Champion “Shop Local”

Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace Join Forces to Champion “Shop Local”

In an effort to promote support for local businesses, Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace today announce a national partnership that will encourage support for local businesses across the United States and educate American consumers on the shop-local movement. Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace are both “shop local”-minded organizations that boast similarly aligned missions with the primary goal to support small, local or otherwise independent businesses in the United…read more →

The Indie City Index

Civic Economics and the American Booksellers Association have announced the release of the Indie City Index, a ground breaking study that ranks metro areas in the U.S. by the amount of retail business done by independent businesses. Research has demonstrated again and again that independent retailers produce more vibrant local economies because they recirculate dollars within their own communities. The Indie City Index reveals the patterns of that wealth, generating…read more →

Our Newest Video "Neighbors"

It is an excellent example of the great lengths that locally owned businesses will go to keep their customers….and their neighbors coming back.

Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores

Few things say “buy local” like a country store in Vermont. Vermont is home to 250+ country stores and many of these have been around for years. They are usually family run operations and it is not uncommon to see several generations of family members help run the stores. These are exactly the types of business that Independent We Stand wants to recognize and help support.  The Vermont Alliance of…read more →

The Power Behind Independent We Stand.

STIHL Inc., the #1 selling brand of handheld outdoor power equipment in the U.S.,** provided the initial funding for Independent We Stand. Why? Because STIHL has only sold its products through independently owned servicing dealers in the U.S. for almost 40 years. In fact, STIHL made “Buy Local” part of its sales strategy long before it became the popular movement that it is today, and still supports it enthusiastically. It…read more →

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