Celebrate your independents! Image from AMIBA

July is Independents Month!

From July 1 to July 31, Independents Month celebrates independent, locally-owned businesses and the community values they embody:

  • Their spirit of entrepreneurship, individuality, uniqueness, and character.
  • How they give back to our community with their time, talents, goods, and services.
  • How they fulfill community needs that make us healthier and wealthier.

Why independents?

Every $1 we spend has consequences. When we choose to buy from locally-owned businesses, our money does more good for our local community.

Independents Month is a good time to learn about what’s available locally, consider the consequences of your choices, and shift some of your spending.

Meet our Neighborhood Champions

Local people know their communities the best, and they know who and what make it special. For Independents Month, Neighborhood Champions (list updated throughout the month) are spotlighting local businesses they love in their places.

Are you a Neighborhood Champion?

It’s super easy to participate. Just tell us about a few businesses that make your community great. Get your suggestions in ASAP.