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
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration....
Celebrate Cider Monday That’s not a typo! Instead of Cyber Monday, a day when online merchants...
We invite all artists to join Artists Sunday, a national marketing campaign and event encouraging...
Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It’s a...
Small Business Saturday Celebrate with us as part of Shop Indie Local Season. From Shop Small:...
Actor Kevin Bacon supported our Shift Your Shopping for Good promotion in 2013. Thanks to the work of our core organizing team, we garnered amazing media attention through this hilarious video starring Melvin Macon.
This week’s Prime Day (July 11 – 12) is a PRIME time to focus on the Local Multiplier and other ways our communities benefit when we Choose Indie Local.
Halloween is a great time to Choose Indie Local. Total Halloween spending is expected to reach a record $12.2 billion, exceeding last year’s record of $10.6 billion.
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