Our mission is to use education, promotions, events and networking to encourage citizens and businesses to shop in our community.
Who is ShopLocal?
ShopLocal is a sub-committee of the Anderson Indiana Main Street (AIMS) Program. It is a grassroots initiative focused on growing awareness of and nurturing loyalty to locally owned and operated businesses throughout Madison County, Indiana.
Why should I ShopLocal?
There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us when we choose to support local independently-owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so we simply ask you to think local first.
Nearly every dime spent in locally owned businesses goes to support local jobs, local schools, and local community programs. Each time you spend a dollar, we want to encourage you to weigh the full value of your choice and the future effect it has on your family and the community we call home.
Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier effect in the local economy that typically amounts to three times that of a national chain. Studies have shown that for every $100 spent at a chain store only $15 remain in the community, but if that $100 is spent at a hometown business, $45 remain in the community.
Locally owned businesses are the heart and soul of our community. In an effort to make this a successful initiative that reaches as many people as possible, many locally owned companies have been involved in the creation of this program. We invite you to become member of ShopLocal.
Why join ShopLocal?
Local businesses from communities with ongoing “Buy Local” campaigns reported stronger sales than businesses from communities lacking such efforts. ShopLocal supports local business in Anderson and Madison County by increasing community awareness about why we should make as many purchases as possible at local and independent businesses through advertising efforts and at special community-wide events.
Who can join ShopLocal?
ShopLocal is free to join for any business or individual. All members are part of the collective voice of Anderson and Madison County's independent businesses.
Steering Committee Members
- JB Shelton (ClipZone Salon & Spa), Chair
- Erin Campbell (GMACK Graphics), Marketing and Education
- Pat Storm (Unified Group Services), Secretary
- The Clipzone Salon
- GMACK Graphics
- Unified Group Services
- Elden Creative Group
- The Mobile Seamstress
- The Salon Professional Academy
- The Mounds Mall
Want to Help?
If you are interested helping or becoming part of our initiative, please contact JB Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 621-0195. Many hands make light work!