Dane County Joins "Independents Week," Supports "Buy Local" Movement
by Lucy Ji, age 17
to garner support for the national "buy local" movement, Dane Buy
Local and the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) have
declared June 27 through July 7, 2014 “Independents Week.” This
week-long national campaign will reflect on economic democracy, local
entrepreneurship, diversity, and community.
year Dane Buy Local celebrates its tenth anniversary of supporting
local businesses. We invite Wisconsin residents to help us celebrate
our inaugural Independents Week by participating in activities and
in-store promotions offered by our member businesses and
organizations throughout the week,” said Colin Murray, Executive
Director of Dane Buy Local.
of the buy local movement cite the many benefits small businesses
offer. Among these is the ability of local business owners to give
back to and connect with individuals in their communities.
Week will begin with a press conference on Friday, June 27 at 11:30
a.m. in the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center. Sponsored by the
Dane County Credit Union and Heartland Credit Union, member
businesses involved in the week-long campaign will also provide
various activities and special discounts for customers.
citizens we play an integral role every day in helping sustain a
business climate full of diversity and individual choice. Together we
shape the identity and future of our communities. I invite you to add
your support by participating in member events and promotions," said Murray.
information about Independents Week can be found on Dane Buy Local’s
website at www.danebuylocal.com/independents-week.
Dane Buy Local Press Release]