Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local.

We’re building a tradition that strengthens local economies, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding shopping experience.

Strengthen Our Local Economy

Sitka’s local businessmen and women do a tremendous amount for our community. It is these people who support our children’s sports and activities, our churches, our non-profits and so much more!

When we shop local, we help Sitka’s businesses to provide jobs for our neighbors and friends. When we shop local, we help to fund city services such as road maintenance and funding for our schools through sales tax dollars. When we shop local, we are investing in the character and prosperity of Sitka. We truly do enrich the health of our community, and our future, by shopping local.

Annual National Shop Local Events

Small Business SaturdaySmall Business Saturday

"In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages people to shop at the small businesses that help write the story of America."

Independent Week

Independent Week

 

Held in the first week of July, Independent Week is "an annual campaign to engage local independent businesses and citizens in celebrating entrepreneurial spirit and the freedom our local businesses embody. Independents Week also is an occasion to recognize small

businesses' contributions to the community--and to affirm citizens' role in shaping their community’s future."

Shift Your Shopping

"The Shift Your Shopping campaign engages more than 160 local business organizations across the U.S. and Canada encouraging residents to take job creation and economic concerns into their own hands by strengthening their own local economies. This grassroots campaign provides a platform to highlight work done in communities across North America and provide open-source tools and resources to communities, organizations and small businesses."

Why Shop Local

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses

The Local Multiplier Effect

Websites

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

American Independent Business Alliance

Independent We Stand

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