Community Valentines

Tell your favorite business or organization why they’re so great and be entered to win an awesome Local Lovers Prize Pack that has everything you need for a romantic local date. We’ll share Valentines with the businesses you love to spread Valentines cheer!

Show us your love!

February 1st-28th

Independent businesses invest up to 3x more back into our local economy, hire more local people, and have been a powerful pathway to the middle class. Places with more local businesses have less income inequality, stronger social ties, and more character!

Spread some love this month and write a Valentine to our Community!

Tell your favorite business why they’re so great and be entered to win an awesome Local Lovers Prize Pack that has everything you need for a romantic local date. We’ll share Valentines with the businesses you love to spread Valentines cheer!

Fill out a valentine for your favorite person, group, place, business or organization.

If you would like to be entered to win the Local Lover prize pack, fill out your name and contact info at the bottom of your valentine. We’ll draw a winner on Thursday, February 28th.

DISCOVER NEW SHOPS & SERVICES

Look for Window Decals

Not sure how to tell a locally owned business apart from the rest? Look for these window decals in storefronts to let you know, or ask about the shop’s story inside!

Find just what you’re looking for.
Peruse locally owned businesses by categories like Recreation, Beer Wine & Spirits, and Florists & Nurseries.

1. A thriving local economy

Local retailers hire local people and source more goods locally. They invest up to 3x more into our local community and hire more people per dollar of revenue. Independent businesses also help give our community it’s distinct personality. One of a kind businesses means one of a kind community. When you shop local, you help keep our character alive.

 

2. You Benefit From Local Expertise

Local businesses select products based on the needs of local customers, not on a national sales plan. At a local store, you’re 3x more likely to discover something new.

 

2. Invest in our future

Starting a small business has long been a pathway to the middle class. By supporting local entrepreneurs, you invest in a future that works for all of us. Places with more small businesses have less income inequality.

 

4. Gain Better Public Services

More local businesses mean a stronger tax base. This means better public services like schools, transportation, and emergency responders. Local businesses also donate 2x more per sales dollar to local events, teams, and charities!

 

5. Reduce Impacts On Our Environment

Locally owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation and set up shop in town or city centers which mean less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution. And many more here…

Thank you to our Think Local First Campaign sponsors!