Our Choose Indie Local program inspires and supports community members to boost the ripple effect of economic and community benefits we receive when we spend and invest dollars at locally owned businesses.
Led locally but aligned nationally; our movement transcends the word “shop.” Community members at all levels participate as investors, creators, and Indie Local champions — inspired by independent businesses’ impact on community health and wealth. Together, we build strong local, equitable, and sustainable economies.
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The roots of our Choose Indie Local program go back to 2004 when independent business alliances came together to launch a holiday campaign called America Unchained! Since then, the program has evolved into a national year-round program made up of community grassroots efforts that are aligned nationally through AMIBA.
Choose Indie Local News & Updates
You may know some of the Community Banks and Credit Unions in your area. But do you know them all?
Celebrate LGBTQ+ owned businesses, diversity, and equity. Partner with us during Pride Month this June. It’s free!
We want to empower you to inspire your community to support locally owned and independent businesses and entrepreneurship.
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This Valentine’s Day, show your “local love” — love for your sweetie and your whole community — by purchasing gifts (or gift-making supplies) and meals (or ingredients) at locally owned businesses.
Alliances, organizations, and other community groups will celebrate Shop Black-Owned Month with us in February. How will they mark this month?
Starting with our Thanksgiving meal, we’re purchasing more of our holiday gifts and celebration needs from our friends and neighbors — locally owned business owners.
Grow our Choose Indie Sustainable Month Campaign, part of the Choose Indie Local year-round movement. Become a partner!
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