Think Local First This Holiday Season!

Our Story: We’re encouraging residents to take job creation & economic concerns into their own hands by exercising their power to strengthen their local economies.Get Engaged: Community Members, Business Owners, Everyone. Get the facts and Make the Shift.A Paradigm Shift? We hope so. Announcing the Shift Your Shopping CampaignWe’re building a tradition that strengthens local economies, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding shopping experience.As customers, we have just collectively spent a large portion of our annual shopping budget between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. Thank you for joining us in shifting those dollars to locally owned, independent businesses. Based on studies of similar efforts, we’ve likely generated 2-3 times as much economic activity in our community than if we had spent our money at a national chain. Across North America, that could mean billions of dollars of economic impact.See Where We’re Shifting »Lead the Way »Share Your Story »#shiftyourshopping on TwitterA Look At Who We AreAmerican Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA)Bozeman, MT area22150 MembersKeep Saint Petersburg LocalSaint Petersburg, FL area5 MembersDane Buy LocalDane County (Madison, WI) area540 MembersUnion Square Main StreetsSomerville, MA area200 MembersThe Society of Arts and CraftsBoston, MA area400 MembersWyandotte Downtown Development AuthorityWyandotte, MI area167 MembersPortland Buy LocalPortland, ME area369 MembersShop BirminghamBirmingham, AL area250 MembersOur Town Cooperative, Inc.Canonsburg, PA area134 MembersSchuylkill County Visitors’ BureauPottsville, PA area220 MembersSyracuseFirstSyracuse, NY area220 MembersCommunity Main StreetCedar Falls, IA area152 MembersNew Mexico Green Chamber of CommerceNew Mexico area1200 MembersHistoric Chester Business AssociationChester, NJ area65 MembersSupport Our Local Economy (Think Columbus First)Columbus, OH area400 MembersThink Local First of Washtenaw CountyAnn Arbor, MI area243 MembersSustainable ConnectionsWhatcom County, WA area600 MembersArtesia MainStreet Inc.Artesia, NM area60 MembersWaterville Main StreetWaterville, ME area80 MembersBuffalo FirstBuffalo, NY area100 MembersBe Local Northern ColoradoFort Collins, CO (Northern Colorado) area311 MembersGarden City Downtown VisionGarden City, KS area107 MembersSomerville Local FirstSomerville, MA area225 MembersOTR Gateway Merchants GroupOver-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH area45 MembersToledo Choose LocalToledo, OH area88 MembersLocal First LexingtonLexington, KY area170 MembersAndersonville Chamber of CommerceChicago, IL area300 MembersSummit Independent Business AllianceSummit County, CO area160 MembersThe Concord Independent Business Alliance (Concord Indies)Concord, MA area82 MembersBeautiful Downtown LewistonLewiston, ID area90 MembersLocal First VermontBurlington, VT area400 MembersTampa Independent Business AllianceTampa, FL area140 MembersCentralia Downtown AssociationCentralia, WA area22 MembersThink Whitewater Buy LocalWhitewater, WI area300 MembersOmaha Local IBAOmaha, NE area40 MembersBinghamton RisingBinghamton, NY area15 MembersDowntown Bangor PartnershipBangor, ME area250 MembersLocal First IndianaBloomington, Indiana area95 MembersBe Local ConcordConcord, NH area70 MembersBelknap Independent Business AllianceBelknap County, NH (Laconia Area) area100 MembersLocal First UtahSalt Lake City, UT area3200 MembersAnnapolis Sustainable Business AllianceAnnapolis, MD area50 MembersPorter FleaNashville, TN area75 MembersSonoma County GoLocal Co-opSonoma County, CA area290 MembersSeacoast LocalPortsmouth, NH and Southern ME area185 MembersLowcountry Local FirstCharleston, SC area450 MembersHeights Independent Business AllianceCleveland, OH area45 MembersCollege Park Neighborhood Business AllianceCollege Park, MD area10 MembersSustainable South SoundOlympia, WA (South Puget Sound) area160 MembersHunterdon FirstHunterdon County, NJ area47 MembersMonadnock Buy LocalMonadnock Region, NH area100 MembersNew Albany FirstNew Albany, IN area35 MembersPioneer Valley Local FirstThe Pioneer Valley, Western MA area270 MembersShop Local AcadianaLafayette, LA area78 MembersLas Vegas FirstLas Vegas, NM area69 MembersThink Nampa FirstNampa, ID area25 MembersSouth Portland Buy LocalSouth Portland, ME area200 MembersHometown Peninsula Independent Business AllianceSan Francisco Peninsula area125 MembersMain Street MartinezMartinez, CA area150 MembersStay Local!New Orleans, LA area2347 MembersLakeshore Independent Business AllianceHolland, MI area108 MembersBALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)Bellingham, WA area80 MembersI Buy PlainfieldPlainfield, IL area40 MembersCentral Oregon LocavoreBend, OR area75 MembersLas Cruces Green Chamber of CommerceLas Cruces, NM area540 MembersThink Local UmpquaDouglas County, Oregon area141 MembersAustin Independent Business AllianceAustin, TX area800 MembersMain Street Mason CityMason City, IA area20 MembersLocal First ChicagoChicago, IL area3200 MembersCedar Falls Community Main StreetCedar Falls, IA area152 MembersLocal First IthacaIthaca, NY area300 MembersWebster Dudley Business AllianceWebster/Dudley, MA area55 MembersHandMade in AmericaAsheville/Western NC area1000 MembersShopPepperellPepperell, MA area100 MembersGo Local TacomaTacoma, WA area200 MembersBrazos Independent Business AllianceCollege Station, TX area35 MembersDowntown Camas AssociationCamas, WA area50 MembersClare Main StreetClare, Michigan area55 MembersShop Sandwich FirstSandwich, MA area200 MembersShops of Lewis AvenueBedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY area12 MembersShop Local RaleighRaleigh, NC area240 MembersHamilton Lauraville Main StreetBaltimore, MD area200 MembersThink Boise FirstBoise, ID area230 MembersGorge Owned Business NetworkColumbia Gorge (S. Washington / N. Oregon) area75 MembersHigh Country Local FirstHigh Country of NC area36 MembersSeattle Good Business NetworkSeattle, WA area150 MembersSustainable Business Network of the Inland NorthwestSpokane, WA area20 MembersLocal First ArizonaArizona (statewide) area1965 MembersLive Local AlbertaEdmonton, AB area150 MembersBoulder County Independent Business Alliance (BIBA)Boulder, CO area175 MembersLocal First MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI area187 MembersLynch’s LandingLynchburg, VA area100 MembersAlbuquerque Independent Business AllianceAlbuquerque, NM area200 MembersMain Street Parkville AssociationParkville, MO area60 MembersWorcester Local FirstWorcester, MA area200 MembersAsheville GrownAsheville, NC area250 MembersMetroIBASt. Paul, MN area275 MembersBuy Local IlmWilmington, NC area100 MembersSanta Fe AllianceSanta Fe, NM area400 MembersCapital District Local FirstCapital Region, NY area150 MembersLouisville Independent Business AllianceLouisville, KY area415 MembersPreservation Alliance of MinnesotaMinnesota area25 MembersChesapeake Sustainable Business AllianceBaltimore, MD area200 MembersCambridge Local FirstCambridge, MA area300 MembersImperial Valley Independent Business AllianceEl Centro / Calexico, CA area390 MembersSustain-a-Bull: Shop Independent DurhamDurham, NC area70 MembersSustainable Business Network of Greater BostonBoston, MA area1000 MembersThink Local First DCWashington DC area300 MembersHumboldt Independent Business AllianceArcata, CA area188 MembersBiddeford-Saco Buy LocalBiddeford-Saco, ME area140 MembersBuy Local BerkeleyBerkeley, CA area400 MembersLocal First of Greater PocatelloPocatello, ID area100 MembersNew London Local First/Thames Valley Sustainable ConnectionsNew London, CT area110 MembersWRENBethlehem, NH area600 MembersWaynesboro Downtown Development, Inc.Waynesboro, VA area84 MembersArtisans of WMassWestern MA area70 MembersShop the VillageRegina, SK area65 MembersLocal FirstDurango, CO area200
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