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Why You Need to Buy Into Buying Local


As the buy-local movement sweeps the country, communities across the U.S. have seen a resurgence in record stores, independent bookstores and unique coffee shops. In the home improvement industry, this resurgence affects communities on an even more intimate level. Retailers ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Join a Main Street Organization in Your Community

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand Building a Better Future Just like any good foundation, the community is strongest when all its pieces work together. Around town, small businesses often come together ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Strong Opportunities in Memphis, Tennessee

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Day 3 of the Great American River Road Trip brought us to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where we were able to share independent business owners’ love of their community, their support of the military and much more. Early the next day, ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Missouri Supports Local Business, Military

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After finishing up our interviews in Davenport, Iowa, on Day 2 of the Great American River Road Trip, we went to Up, the rooftop bar on top of The Current. We enjoyed some great food and drinks before heading back ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Small Businesses Make Memories in Minnesota

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Two years ago, I joined up with Independent We Stand on their annual road trip, vising independent businesses along Route 66, from Oklahoma City to the Santa Monica Pier. I tagged along as a representative of the North American Retail ... Read More »