Originally Published in the Monadnock Shopper News
“Changing the way our economy operates starts with a single person. It starts with you.”
-- Michelle Long, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Monadnock Buy Local invites you to celebrate Independents Week from July 1 to July 7. Independents Week is a time to think independently and act locally -- to change the way our economy works and shape the future of the Monadnock Region. It’s also a time to acknowledge the vital connection between independent businesses and the health and wealth of our community.
Please take some time next week to reach out to at least one independent business owner you know. Thank them for their spirit of entrepreneurism, individuality and character; the way they give back to our community with their time, talent, goods and services; and how their offerings fulfill your needs.
Here are some other ways to embrace Independents Week:
Here’s the Indie Challenge: From July 1 – 7, 2017, try fulfilling all your needs at locally owned, independent businesses in honor of Independents Week. Sign on to the Indie Challenge today. Please keep us posted on how it’s going.
If you get stumped, use our 3,688 Facebook Fans (and your friends and neighbors) to help you brainstorm possibilities.
Another great resource for finding what you need is our online directory, listing 398 locally owned businesses in the Monadnock Region. You can search by business type, town or keywords to find what you’re looking for.
Traveling during Independents Week? Enjoy what locally owned businesses have to offer wherever you are. Ask locals where their favorite independents are -- and look for networks like Monadnock Buy Local.
In honor of Independents Week, some businesses are offering special promotions to thank you for your support.
Nest :: Mother Child Home in Peterborough will give you 20% off purchases of $50 or more and VizionZ, also in Peterborough, will extend 40% off all prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses to you throughout Independents Week. Thank you Nest and VizionZ!
If you’re planning a “staycation” and staying in the region next week, be sure to participate in local events sponsored by our locally owned businesses and community organizations. Here’s a sample of the many great activities happening around the Monadnock Region during Independents Week -- get out there and celebrate our Independents!
Think independently and act locally this Independents Week and beyond!
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