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Celebrate Independents Week!

Independents Week takes place leading up to the Independence Day holiday. Each year, we take the opportunity to point Michiganders to our independent business economy. 

To participate, play Independents Week Bingo and use the Local First member directory to find businesses in your area. Everyone who participates will be entered to win a local goodie basket! 

Bingo card and other ways to engage are below!

Find independent businesses in Michigan

The Local First member directory is home to HUNDREDS of independently-owned businesses. We can vouch that they are locally-owned, privately-held, and headquartered in our fine state. You can search by industry, ownership demographic, and neighborhood.

Participate!

During Independents Week, you can share these images to help bring attention to the local businesses in West Michigan.

BINGO CARD

  • Save or screenshot the Independents Week Bingo card to use during Independents Week
  • Cross off an activity on the board after you've completed it.
  • Share your completed card on social media and tag Local First and the businesses you supported. Or email it to membership@localfirst.com
  • All cards completed during Independents Week will be entered to win a gift basket full of locally-curated goodies! 

TAG YOUR FAVORITE

  • Save or screenshot the Tag Your Favorite image.
  • Share through your stories and tag your favorite independent business.
  • Tag a friend and challenge them to do the same!

I HEART INDIE

  • Save or screenshot the I Heart Indie image.
  • Share through your social media to show your community that you support and value independent businesses.

Don't forget to tag us so we know you participated!

FB: LocalFirstWestMI 
IG: @localfirstwestmi 

#IndependentsWeek #LocalFirst #PeopleFirstEconomy #SupportLocal 

Think Globally. Act Locally.

Independents Week aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals were developed by the UN Global Compact and are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Learn more

 

2022 Independents Week is powered by:

BINGO (story)

Use this Bingo card in your IG or FB stories to support locally-owned businesses in West Michigan.

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TAG YOUR FAVORITE

Use this graphic in your Stories to give your favorite businesses some love.

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BINGO (square)

Use this Bingo card in your IG grid or FB feed to support locally-owned businesses in West Michigan.

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I HEART INDIE

Share this graphic on your social media to spread the word.

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ME ENCANTA INDIE

Publique este gráfico en sus redes sociales para apoyar el mensaje.

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