Springfield Buy Local Month encourages support for our member businesses and organizations during the holiday season. Buy Local Month launched in 2018 and is now a key event in the Local First Springfield calendar.
Local First Springfield member Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. kindly sponsored the videos and photos showcasing members, which will feature on our social media platforms in November.
Buy Local Month coincides with Small Business Saturday, on November 28, launched by American Express in 2010. Its Small Business Economic Impact Study in 2019 found that for every $1 spent at a small business, 67 cents will stay in the local community, and every $1 spent at a small business creates an additional 50 cent impact for the local economy.
We implore members to help support local businesses now – and always.
Special thanks to Crowdson Creative and Kate Spencer Photography for their work in helping to prepare for another successful Buy Local Month.
So, how can you get involved in our inaugural Springfield Buy Local Month?
Share content from our Facebook page and Instagram
Use the hashtag #BuyLocalMonth
Let us know what you have planned for November and Small Business Saturday, and we'll share it out on social media
Share content from fellow Local First Springfield members
Write a blog for our news page on the Local First Springfield website
Most importantly, support your fellow local independent businesses and eat, drink, shop, and think local.