Posts Tagged "economic impact"

‘Tis the Season to Buy Local

‘Tis the Season to Buy Local

When you shop at locally owned stores, stay at locally owned hotels and eat at locally owned restaurants this holiday season, you’ll give your community the gift of prosperity

Five Reasons Not to Shop at Big Box Stores

Five Reasons Not to Shop at Big Box Stores

National chains entice customers with their big names and low prices, but the big box shopping experience comes at a high cost. Before you pay the price, find out what national chains really bring to the community – and what they take away.

Buy Local For Back to School

Buy Local For Back to School

As the summer comes to a close, the familiar tune of the ice cream truck will be replaced by the routine hum of alarm clocks and school bells. Before the first bell rings, though, you can make a big difference in your community by shopping locally this back-to-school season.

Celebrate Earth Day The Local Way

Celebrate Earth Day The Local Way

Buying local from independent businesses can make a positive environmental impact alongside the economic and social benefits. You can almost wrap it up in one word – transportation.

This Year, Give the Gift of Local

This Year, Give the Gift of Local

With Thanksgiving abnormally late this year, stores and shoppers are itching to kick off the shorter-than-ever holiday shopping season on Black Friday. But with stores opening earlier and earlier, and lines winding through the aisles and out the door, where will you spend your valuable time and money this year?

Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season

Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season

No matter how bleak the news about publishing gets, independently owned bookstores are surviving, and in some cases thriving, in an Amazon-ruled, post-bookstore chain environment that shouldn’t necessarily be hospitable to shops that handsell books to locals.

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand