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!
Whatcom Think Local First Gift Card
Bonus Gift Cards
Buy $25, received $10 bonus card Sold Out! 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. Sold Out!
Limit 5 bonus cards/customer.
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.