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5 Main Street Events to Visit in November

5 Main Street Events to Visit in November

Festivities are in full swing this month, as communities across the country welcome the holiday season. With full calendars everywhere, the question isn’t when you celebrate, but where? As long as it’s local, you can’t go wrong.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in February

5 Main Street Events to Visit in February

After a frigid January, there’s no better way to warm up than with a little local love. In February, communities across the country will offer unique and memorable ways to come together — no matter the temperature. From decadent desserts to a good book, head downtown this month to indulge in the things you love. Local Resource Academy February 6, 2019 Austin, Texas Show your small business some love this…read more →

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.

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