In partnership with the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), Vital Communities invites you to celebrate Independents Month!
What’s Independents Month?
Independents Month is a time to recognize our locally owned and independent 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.
Independents Month, part of AMIBA’s Shop Indie Local Initiative, is the perfect time to shine a light on the Upper Valley Indie Impact Study, focusing on the Local Multiplier Effect. Let’s take positive action by boosting the positive ripple effects our neighborhoods, towns, and cities receive when we spend more dollars at locally owned, independent businesses. Stay tuned!
It Starts With You
Independents Month is a time to reflect on your ability to think and act independently and embrace your part in shaping the future of your community. Shop Indie Local and boost the multiplier effect in your region. Also, take time to acknowledge the independent business owners you know. Another way to celebrate Independents Month is to take the Indie Challenge. Pledge to make all of your purchases at locally owned businesses for one day, one week, or the entire month.
As an added perk for taking the Indie Challenge, you’ll have a chance to win our Staycation Giveaway. View all the details.
Traveling during Independents Month? Enjoy what locally owned and independent businesses offer wherever you’re visiting. Ask locals where their favorites are and look for independent business alliances in the areas you’re visiting.
This July, let’s celebrate our independence and our independents together.