Need inspiration? Here are some ways to #KeepItLocal and #BetOnMainStreet
1) Bars and Restaurants

The most common and easiest way, but still so essential. You gotta eat, it’s great to unwind on occasion.

But also, these are wonderful gathering places, and easy places to meet people in your town!
2) Local Stores and Shops

When is the last time you walked the downtown strip in your area and went window shopping? These places add life and variety to your town center, and you never know what goodies you will find.

Antiques, game stores, boutiques. Get to know your options!
3) Grocery Stores, Farmers Markets, Community Suported Agriculture (CSAs)

Skip the big box store and know the source of food you feed to your family. Support local growers working hard for their families.

Search for CSAs and Farmers markets in your area today!
4) Local Hardware stores

We can almost guarantee the managers and owners of these places will have more knowledge of what you need to solve your homeowner problem than the big box in town.

Even the local small franchises can offer more tailored service for your needs
5) Local Services

Barber shops, bakeries, music teachers, tutors. For whatever service you need, find the local options. Get to know the experts in town.

They will likely take a greater interest in quality, since word of mouth is their best source of advertising
6) Local gyms, yoga studios, martial arts

Don’t be just another faceless credit card number to the big boys. Go where they care about your personal development.

Martial arts studios are wonderful opportunities to increase your child’s self-esteem and make friends too!
7) Makerspaces

Want to learn a new skill without buying a bunch of expensive equipment? Search for a maker space in your area.

You may meet some interesting people along the way too!
8) Volunteer!

#BetOnMainStreet is about supporting your community in all ways, not just monetarily. Find a local food bank, charity, community event, blood drive, etc.

Being in service to others will pay off for yourself too
These are just a few ideas to strengthen your local community, but the possibilities are endless.

Any more ideas? Please let us know in the comments 👇🏼

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