Feeding the Eat Indie Local Movement with Creative Initiatives
What are you giving up when you shop at a typical grocery store? What do you miss out on when you’re rushing through the aisles, one earbud in and a list in hand? “That’s not connection; that’s just a chore,” described Colleen Stewart, communications coordinator for...
The Local Multiplier Effect: How Independent Locally Owned Businesses Help Your Community Thrive
As your dollars move through your community, the money generates more local wealth, charitable contributions, and jobs.
From Independents Week to Independents Month: A Celebration of Entrepreneurship
This July, let’s celebrate our independence and our independents together.
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This Pride Month: Choose Indie Pride
This Pride Month, we're partnering with Indie Locals (independent and locally owned businesses) across the nation to celebrate LGBTQ+ Indie Locals,...
If We Want a Stronger Local Economy, Why Do We Invest in Wall Street?
When you put dollars into your retirement fund or investment accounts, where do they go? To your local food co-op? Probably not…
How Choosing Black-Owned Businesses Amplifies More Than Just the Economy
Just 3% of U.S. businesses were identified as Black or African American-owned as of 2020, according to Pew Research. That’s despite 12.4% of the...
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