The City of Keene, American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) & Monadnock Buy Local declare
July 1-7 Independents Week!
“It’s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nation’s locally-owned independent businesses and the stake each citizen has in shaping their home town’s future,” stated AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne.
“Monadnock Buy Local is joining other local alliances and partner organizations nationwide to celebrate our great independent businesses,” said Monadnock Buy Local Chair Jen Risley. “These friends and neighbors embody the entrepreneurial spirit and individuality in our community.”
Monadnock Region citizens are invited to take the Indie Challenge from July 1-7, 2014 as part of Independents Week. Individuals who sign onto the challenge will try fulfilling all of their needs at locally-owned, independent businesses for one week.
Participants are encouraged to report their challenges and successes with Monadnock Buy Local, and use its network of 2,404 Facebook Fans for ideas, advice and encouragement.
Independents Week is part of a nationwide celebration coordinated by The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA). Monadnock Buy Local, an AMIBA Member, is part of a growing national movement of communities rallying to support their independent businesses and take control of their local economies. Independents Week 2014 Poster