Think Local First

Local Businesses Need Your Support


Sasquatch is the name – shopping local is the game

Our local businesses are struggling right now, and it’s more important than ever to support them – with the Local Gift Guide and Whatcom Think Local First Gift Card, it’s never been easier. Stay safe and shop local by ordering online, scheduling deliveries, and, of course, wearing your mask. If Sasquatch can support local business, so can you!

Sasquatch sightings!

Sasquatch is safely supporting local businesses, and so can you! Find out how Sasquatch orders takeout and shops safely by following us on Facebook and Instagram.


Sasquatch is Dating!

Sasquatch is ready for dating and still safely supporting local businesses. Find out what happens on their date, and how you can support local businesses, too.


Whatcom Think Local First Gift Card


Bonus Gift Cards

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Buy $50, receive $20 bonus card Sold Out!
Buy $100, receive $40 bonus card Sold Out!

Bonus cards expire 12/31/2020.
Available while supplies last.
Limit 5 bonus cards/customer.
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Local Gift Guide


Meet the Owners


When you choose to support the community you love, you are supporting friends and neighbors who work and live here, too. Meet some of Whatcom County’s business owners and see how they recirculate revenue back into our community and support other local businesses, too.

Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants, who have been hit especially hard during the pandemic, recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.

By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community.

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Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn how you can #shoplikesquatch to support Whatcom County local businesses.

Thank you to the generous support of these Think Local Frist sponsors: