Take the Live Local Pledge

Take the Pledge
and Live Local!


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Your Choices Can Change Your Community.

Take The Pledge to Live Local.

What does it mean to Live Local? It means you support your local community in every way you can. Every action you take can be an investment in your community—including investing!

When we invest in our communities with time, focus, commitment, effort, volunteerism, charitable donations and yes, shopping locally, we build a more thriving community for us all. Before engaging in an action, ask yourself if there is a local alternative and Live Local by Choosing Local.

We all know that research shows that if you shift a portion of your spending from national chains and the Internet to independent locally-owned and operated businesses, you can have a dramatic effect on your local economy. That’s because a significantly greater portion of the money you spend with locally-owned businesses stays in your community. This means more money for roads, schools, services and jobs. A small change in the way you shop can have a big impact on your community.

When you take the pledge and commit to Live Local, your actions recirculate just like your money does. The more you do for your community, the more your community delivers to you. A robust local economy benefits everyone and fuels a thriving community!

So take the pledge and commit to Live Local! We have a few ideas to get you started.

  • Visit a locally-owned independent business at least once per week.
  • Seek out a local business you’ve never been to, see what they have to offer!
  • Have Sunday Brunch at a local restaurant
  • Pick up a new leash at a local pet store and take your dog for a walk
  • It’s always a good day to relax and read a book from your local bookstore
  • Pick a service you need done and take care of it locally
  • Take the kids outdoors with new sports equipment from your local shop
  • Get your morning coffee from a local coffee shop
  • Drop off your dry cleaning at a local laundry
  • Pick up dinner for the family from a local restaurant
  • Need new shoes? Check your local shoe stores first
  • Pick up that gift you need from a local gift shop
  • Surprise the kiddos with a new toy from your local toy store
  • Get your oil changed at a locally-owned business
  • Need sandwiches for your business meeting? Order from a local deli
  • Volunteer for a local nonprofit. They need your help!
  • Have lunch with a friend at your fave local restaurant
  • Need groceries? Check your locally-owned or co-op grocer first
  • Need office supplies? Order from a local provider
  • Pick a service you need done and take care of it locally