Local economy organizers in Southwest New Hampshire have turned to crowdfunding to raise funds from local indies and community members to support Plaid Friday and Cider Monday celebrations in their region. Here’s their pitch — could this work in your community?Read More
Ithaca’s downtown businesses hope to supplant the traditional post-Thanksgiving buying frenzies with Shift Your Shopping, a set of three themed shopping days aimed at promoting local business over big box stores this holiday season.
From November 23 to 26, the holiday season will start with Plaid Friday, then celebrate Small Business Saturday, and end on a sweet note with Cider Monday. Allison Graffin, Downtown Ithaca Alliance marketing director said the weekend draws attention to both the importance and impact of shopping locally.Read More
The Friday after Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance is working to keep spending local. If Black Friday crowds sound like a nightmare, “Plaid Friday” in downtown Ithaca promises a tamer alternative. If Cyber Monday sounds a bit too cold and impersonal, perhaps “Cider Monday” sounds like a more appealing option.Read More
Since 2013, the city of Denton’s Shop Here on Purpose (SHOP) program has coordinated a “Shop Small Saturday” event the Saturday following Thanksgiving. While SHOP Denton is inclusive of all businesses within the city limits of...Read More
MEDIA CONTACTS Jen Risley, Executive Director, Monadnock Buy Local, 603-499-7950 Karen Marzloff,...Read More
December 10, 2014 Folks in Louisville are always looking for a good party, and the standards are...Read More
Below you will see the poster created by High Country Local First in the NC High Country. Enjoy...Read More
November 23rd, the Friday after Thanksgiving, means Black Friday to most, but Monadnock Buy Local and other independent business alliances across the country are urging citizens to take back the Friday after Thanksgiving and...Read More
The Louisville Independent Business Alliance is applying the Shift Your Shopping campaign idea to their annual holiday contest. Formerly called the Holiday Passport Contest, this year shoppers can enter to win $1,000 shopping...Read More
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Let’s build an annual tradition that strengthens local economies, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding gift-buying experience.
If you join us in shifting those dollars to locally owned, independent businesses, we’ll all generate 2-3 times as much economic activity in our community than if we had spent our money at a national chain.