Friday, November 25, 2011

Cheli shares - Call it 3/50 or call it Indie, shop it local

Spend $100 at a local and $68 stays in your community. Spend $100 at a national chain, and your community see $43. Local retailers are your friends and neighbors - support them and they can better support you.

Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
The Environment
  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
The Community
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

IndieBound supports Independent Business Alliances around the country.

To find an alliance near you, visit AMIBA or BALLE. (BALLE)


  1. Although I will say this: I don't shop at ANY retailer on Thanksgiving weekend...

  2. I haven't shopped on Thanksgiving weekend in years. I'm uncomfortable in crowds and the shopping crowds have been particularly surly recently. It's hard to imagine the deal that would get me even to the grocery store this weekend!

  3. I guess it's all in the timing. James doesn't like crowds either - truth is I don't like surly folks, either. I find myself going to places like Canterbury Records, local mom and pop stores in the morning, 10,000 Villages, or places like the gallery Chim Maya. Course having a kick back week end is a good thing, too.

  4. Roberta, thanks so much for posting this important message. Most of us don't really stop to think of our local businesses when we plan purchases, yet many times those businesses can not only meet our needs, but exceed them! As for their value in keeping a community's character unique, they're unparalleled.

    That said, though, like Petrea, I've never shopped on Thanksgiving weekend.....