Independents Week: June 27 to July 4
Locally-owned, independent businesses are the backbone of our community. And they need us more than ever right now. Help us celebrate them during Independents Week!
From the local businesses we patron (for cheese, paint, shoes, takeout, candles and more), to the independent businesses we employ (for lawn care, financial, photography, and real estate services), these businesses employ our family and friends, strengthen our economy, add character to our neighborhoods, and contribute to our pride in and sense of place. Every dollar we spend is a vote for the type of community we want to build and sustain.
To showcase local businesses, Local First is launching a promotional campaign for Independents Week that will include Instagram takeovers, video mashups, and daily calls to action during the week leading up to Independence Day. Get a jump start on your participation and see what we have in store for the week itself:
Helping the community use our member directory (click the images for ideas!)
Movie Watch List
Featuring movies about local, independent businesses
Show off your support to your whole Facebook community!
- Navigate to your profile
- Hover over your profile picture and click Update
- Click Add Frame
- Search Independents Week and select the frame by Local First West Michigan
Sharing on Social Media
Use #IndependentsWeek and #LocalFirst hashtags when you use this image to tag a bunch of your favorites
Communities thrive when neighbors buy from locally-owned businesses, those businesses invest in their neighbors as customers, and people are able to develop sustainable lifestyles that engage and enhance their environment. So this Independence Day, let’s vote with our dollars to grow and sustain local, independent businesses through Independents Week!