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Small Business Saturday aims to boost shop-local movement
          Bellingham Herald, November 23, 2012

Online auctions features items from local businesses, organizations
        Bellingham Business Journal, November 19, 2012

Who are the Vendors in my Neighborhood?
         Inc. Magazine, November 15, 2012

"Shift Change" film looks at employee-owned businesses
       Bellingham Business Journal, October 21, 2012

Think Local First for the Holidays, by Michelle Grandy
       Northwest Business Monthly Magazine, December 2011

Independent week recognizes locally owned businesses June 30 to July 6

       Bellingham Business Journal, June 26, 2012

Celebrate Buy Local Week by buying locally
        The Northern Light, November 22, 2011

Whatcom County Buy Local Week Nov. 25-Dec. 4
       The Bellingham Herald, November 14, 2011

Thinking Local First is Good for Business, by Michelle Grandy
Northwest Business Monthly Magazine, August 2011

Celebrate Whatcom County's Independents
    Co-op Community News, July 2011

Whatcom County's 8th Annual Independent's Week is July 2-8
  Northwest Business Monthly Magazine, July 2011

8th annual Independents Week is July 2-8
      Foothills Gazette, June 24, 2011

Life in a Local Living Economy: How Bellingham, Washington keeps it local
  Yes! Magazine, June 21, 2011

Bellis Fair welcomes four local retailers
     Press release, May 25, 2011

Top 10 reasons to buy local for Mother's Day
The Northern Light, May 4, 2011

Gal pals need not go far for a shopping high
The Vancouver Sun, March 15, 2011

Buying local: Does it work?
     Wenatchee Business Journal, March 7, 2011

Whatcom County ranks No. 2 in US for vitality of independent businesses
     The Bellingham Herald, January 21, 2011   

Perfect Circles: A Bellingham buy local movement syncs up with sustainable   business practices and energy efficiency
     Seattle Business Magazine, January 2011

Think Local First
     News, December 15, 2010

Beat the Rush -- Buy Local
Entertainment News Northwest, December 2010

PBS features Bellingham's buy-local movement, November 26, 2010

Buying local is not a fad, but a new way of life
     Charleston City Paper, November 24, 2010

Want to support your community? Shop locally this season
     The Northern Light, November 23, 2010

Buy Local Week
     KGMI Morning News, November 23, 2010

Bellingham, WA - Live Love Local
Journey of Action, November 17, 2010

America's Love Affair With Small Business
    Bloomberg Businessweek, June 11, 2010

Buy Local is Going Strong
    Sustainable Industries, April 26, 2010

Consumers Buy Into 'Buy Local'
    BusinessWeek, February 2010

Buying Local Keeps Money in Local Economy
    Bellingham Business Journal, July 2009

Buy Local, Think National
    Crosscut, March 10, 2009

To Beat Recession, Indies Launch Buy-Local Push

    Business Week, February 27, 2009

Independent Retailers Outperform Chains         
    Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, January 2009

Sustainable Connections' 6th Annual Buy Local Week

    Entertainment News Northwest, December 2008 

Buy Local Week         
     KGMI; December 5, 2008    

Buy Local Week Chance to Support Local Businesses

     Bellingham Business Journal, December 2008

Buy Local
    Cascadia Weekly; November 26, 2008

The Money at Home         
     San Francisco Bay Guardian; October 22, 2008    

In Your Own Backyard         
    Niche Magazine, Summer 2008

Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community through Local Businesses
    Films for Action, Early 2008

Successful Strategies Emphasize Accountability
     Yes Magazine, Winter 2007

Think Local Raises Bar For Businesses
     The Bellingham Herald, December 4, 2006

Study Finds More People Shopping Locally Owned Thanks to "Think Local First
    The Hometown Advantage,  December 3, 2006

     Making a Profit and a Difference
New York Times, October 5, 2006
     BALLE Conference Draws Booksellers to Vermont
Bookselling This Week, June 13, 2006
     Buying local means caring for others, too
Lynden Tribune, Dec. 2004
     Sustaining Local Economy
Organic Press, Dec. 2004
     Second Annual Buy Local Day, 2004
Bellingham Business Journal, Nov. 2004
     Saturday is Second Buy Local Day
The Bellingham Herald, November 2004
     Investing in community idea behind 'Buy Local Day'
Skagit Valley Herald, Nov. 2004
     Important to stay and shop on local level
Whatcom Independent, November 2004
     Bellingham shops local
The Western Front, November 2004
     Think Global, Shop Local: Use your dollars to help build your community
Bellingham Weekly, November 2004
     Local First Campaign Launched in NW WA
In Business, February 2004
     Studies, Community, and Business Leaders Support Sustainable Connections' "Buy Local" Campaign 
     Buy Local
Bellingham Business Journal, December 2003
     Buy Local campaign hits home: Dozens of business on board
Whatcom County Business Pulse, December 2003
     Businesses Look to Create Sustainable Connections with Consumers
Bookselling This Week, December 2003
     Shops want buyers to think 'local'
The Bellingham Herald, December 2003
     For the Economy, Community, and Environment: Think Local First
Co-op Community News, December 2003
     Buying Locally made goods the goal of new group
Bellingham Business Journal, May 2002


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