Douglas County—The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and Think Local Umpqua declare the week of July 1-7 Independents Week. “It’s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nation’s locally owned independent businesses and the stake each citizen has in shaping their home town’s future,” stated AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne. “Think Local Umpqua invites Douglas County to help celebrate by joining us in supporting our member businesses,” stated Virginia Elandt, Think Local Umpqua director.
“Think Local Umpqua is joining other local alliances and partner organizations nationwide–thousands of independent business owners and citizens who are participating in Independents Week—to celebrate our great independent businesses who exemplify the character and uniqueness of the Umpqua,” said Virginia. “We have a reason to celebrate—these friends and neighbors embody the spirit of entrepreneurism and individuality in our community. Our citizens are integral to ensuring we keep these businesses that help define who we are and contribute to our sense of place.”
To find a local independent business near you and learn about additional benefits to your community visit www.thinklocalumpqua.com or contact Virginia at 541-673-4909.
Think Local Umpqua is affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and is part of a growing national movement of communities rallying to support their independent businesses and take control of their local economies by voting with their dollar and supporting small, family owned businesses.