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Support #indieretail

Engage independent retailer associations and local officials to get involved and promote shop local campaigns in your community.

Rally the retailers

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Engage the local indie retailers in your community and support their Independent Retailer Month efforts.

Alert the media

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Proudly promote Independent Retailer Month to your local media and receive community coverage.

Lead community meetings

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Discuss Independent Retailer Month opportunities at community meetings and with local officials. 


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Activity idea bank

Take a look at the below ideas to see how you can lead your community to celebrate Independent Retailer Month and support the small businesses in your area.

  • Invite your Mayor to issue the Independent Retailer Month proclamation at a chosen small business or Main Street area
  • Give an award to the independent retailer that has done the most to give back to your community during the past year
  • Place Independent Retailer Month street banners throughout your local community
  • Make the local information office an Independent Retailer Month hub during July where consumers can find out about all the small businesses and their activities
  • Volunteer to speak at the meeting of local civic clubs as a representative of Independent Retailer Month
  • Create a promotional page online that lists all the independent retailers in your area. Consider printing this also and businesses distributing to customers
  • Volunteer to represent your local retail community by being interviewed by local media to promote Independent Retailer Month