WHAT WE DO
#WeSpendLocal is dedicated to educating our communities on the importance of shopping local. We utilize digital channels to achieve our mission and help people better understand the impact they have by choosing to shop local.
We highlight local business owners and their stories via websites, videos, social media, local tv, podcasts, and more. Pledge to shop local today and help make your community a stronger place to live for years to come.
Why Spend Local?
With online sales and large retailers continuing to lower prices and eliminate competition, local economies are being affected at a record breaking pace. It is time for you to stand up and commit to spending your dollars locally.
Shopping local is crucial to your community. #WeSpendLocal exists to emphasize the importance of this principle.
$68 of every $100 goes back into your community when it is spent locally. Only $2 to $14 goes back to your community when you choose large corporations or online retailers. Make a smart choice and choose to continue to invest back into the community in which you live.
When you purchase from a local business, you aren't paying for another grand vacation, new car, or summer house for a large company CEO. You are purchasing from your neighbors who will use that money to purchase new soccer cleats for their kids, or groceries for their families.
YOU have the power to make a difference in your community!
Get to know us
Every month we release a podcast interviewing a local leader in Champaign County. We also create a limited edition t-shirt that 50% of the proceeds go back to a local cause chosen by that leader. Together we can better educate on how local dollars flow and how supporting local businesses and organizations makes a bigger difference than most realize. Click on the banner above to shop now. Together we can spend local. #WeSpendLocal
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show your support
We pride ourselves on connecting our community through unique advertising opportunities. We are always finding new ways to get you in front of potential LOCAL customers. From digital options to flyers or mailers, we are here to create the perfect solution for you. Contact Us today and allow us to create a specific marketing plan for you. You can also check out The We Spend Local Network website for more advertising opportunities.