Celebrate Shop Local Week in Austin May 1-7

Small local businesses are local Superheroes!

Be their Champion and shop local!!

Join EGBI and the Local Business Institute in celebrating Shop Local Week by shopping local every day May 1-7. Ideas for shopping local abound here.

Your community depends on local business too. They are what makes your local economy thrive and your life full of unique and wonderful choices. They are your neighbors and friends, community supporters and partners. They’re also your trusted advisors and services.

We’ll see you in local businesses May1-7!

Shop Local Week Austin Showcase


Alejandro Medina was born in Monterrey, NL and founder of CompuPlus. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications as well as PC repair and maintenance IT.  In 2013, Alejandro moved to Austin, TX, where he worked at a well known computer repair shop for a couple of years before deciding to start his own business in 2016. In CompuPlus they care about their customers and understand the importance of their computers and smart devices and how valuable they are in their lives.

Myan Expressions

Viridiana Reich or Viri is founder of Mayan Expressions, a hand-made gifts and jewelry company specializing in the creative work of indigenous Mayan people and their ancestral traditions. After moving to Austin from Chiapas Mexico, her mother would bring gifts from Chiapas made by indigenous Mayans during her visits. These gifts inspired Viri to start her business selling imported items while helping the indigenous people of her home country. These imports are made by hand with material indigenous to Chiapas. Today Mayan Expressions products can be found at their virtual store and at Austin Gift Company on South Lamar. 

MVP Transformation Fitness

Monica Perras is a veteran and founder of MVP Transformation Fitness: a personal fitness and lifestyle business that coaches and helps those struggling with weight loss, accountability, getting results, and overall lifestyle issues. Through MVP Transformation Fitness, Monica hopes to live out her mission of helping and supporting those truly ready to commit to a new way of living and being. She primarily focuses on the benefits of strength training, nutrition, and lifestyle behaviors.

Earth Commons

We are a community herb shop located in East Austin. We offer organic dried herbs, teas, herbal extracts, high quality body care, and home goods.  We specialize in offering hyper local goods and services, including body work, wellness consultations, and more. With a socially activist lens, Herbalists Brandi Perkins & Caroline Caswell, founded Earth Commons in March of 2020 with the help of the community at large. We are truly a unique hyper local space that serves the changing needs of our community at large and we hope to continue to work together to build more resilience, empowerment, and education among all. We are an evolving space that is an intersection of communication, goods, education, and holistic services, located in East Austin.

Social Justice Jewelry

Alaine Hutson is the founder and maker of Social Justice Jewelry, an African American, woman-owned business based in Austin since 2016. Alaine studied metalsmithing at Missouri State University and is currently a member at BGolden Jewelry School. She is passionate about social justice, economic fairness, ethical sourcing, and intersectional support. Alaine began Social Justice Jewelry in order to inject messages that resist injustice into society while building a business that employs people ethically and gives back to social justice-oriented causes.

Shop Local Week

See lots of ideas for shopping locally and show us your pics!

Take the Shop Local Week Challenge and pick something every day to do with a local business. Choose your own activity or use our suggestions. Either way, be a champion and shop local!