Posts Tagged "buy local groups"

Indie Profile - The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Indie Profile - The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, or BALLE, was founded in 2001 in Bellingham, Washington. It’s now North America’s fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses, comprising over 80 community networks in 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. All told, BALLE’s membership includes over 22,000 independent businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

Indie Profile – American Booksellers Association/Indiebound

Indie Profile – American Booksellers Association/Indiebound

If you want to think of the “bound” in IndieBound as a reference to book binding, that works. After all, its origins are with independent booksellers. But to capture its true scope, you might want to think of IndieBound as independent retailers (including booksellers) bound together in a common cause – because its’ membership and goals are diverse and inclusive. The organization’s website describes IndieBound as “a community-oriented movement begun…read more →

Guest Blog Post: “Thoughts on Local Branding”

Guest Blog Post: “Thoughts on Local Branding”

I’m a copywriter. This has nothing to do with copyright (of intellectual property and whatnot); I write copy, mostly for businesses – verbiage for websites, taglines for advertising, articles for newsletters, blogs, blurbs, tweets, bios, press releases and a lot more.

Wonder Works

The first thing you notice when you meet Christine Osborne is her infectious smile. You can’t help but share her smile as she tells you about her pride and joy – Wonder Works. Wonder Works is a specialty toy and gift store with two locations in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant SC. It’s also a place where you can find a plenty of giggles, laughs, smiles and “aha” moments.

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 →

New National Movement Champions Shopping Locally.

Entrepreneur & Self-Employed Business Journal 01.03.2011 Local businesses across the country now have a new champion in the form of Independent We Stand, a national movement of independent business owners educating their communities on the benefits of shopping at local stores. Read more…

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