Posts Tagged "why buy local"

The Real Price of Shopping at the Big Box for Back to School

The Real Price of Shopping at the Big Box for Back to School

Whether you have school-age children or not, it’s almost impossible to avoid the barrage of back-to-school advertising from the national chains. This includes all the office supply chains. Back to school is as big, if not bigger, than Christmas to office supply chains. But are the so-called deals really that good?

‘Buy Local’ Gets Creative

‘Buy Local’ Gets Creative

Community-supported art programs are popping up all over the country, demonstrating that the concept works just as well for art lovers as for locavores

Mike’s Community Cup – Where Coffee Meets Charity

Mike’s Community Cup – Where Coffee Meets Charity

You may order a coffee with cream and sugar, but you’ll leave Mike’s Community Cup with much more. At this independent coffee shop in SeaTac, Washington, your coffee craving will bring you the satisfaction of helping your local community.

Time Online – Savvy Marketing or Waste?

Time Online – Savvy Marketing or Waste?

Why are you even considering becoming more active online? Sometimes the answer to the savvy marketing versus waste question is in the clarity of your goals for becoming more active in social media. And ultimately, the proof is in social media’s impact on the results in your company.

Real Indie Story: Two Paws Up, Frederick, Md.

Real Indie Story: Two Paws Up, Frederick, Md.

After adopting a black lab named Oliver, Allison Levitt discovered the need for an independent pet supply store in downtown Frederick, Md. Today, that need is satisfied by Allison’s pet-friendly creation, Two Paws Up.

WalMart vs. D.C.: The Living Wage Battle

WalMart vs. D.C.: The Living Wage Battle

The Washington, D.C. City Council voted Wednesday to pass the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which requires big-box retailers to pay workers an hourly wage of at least $12.50.

Independent We Stand
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