Commit to Buy Local

#buylocaltriad

Support our campaign to buy local for a chance to WIN!

Sign the pledge to make 10% of your daily purchases from the Triad's local, independently-owned businesses and you’ll be eligible for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local retailer, restaurant or service provider.

Drawings will take place monthly in 2024, so the sooner you pledge, the more chances to win (pledge in January and you’ll have 12 chances to win)! Click here for full explanation of rules.


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Progress Toward Our Goal of 1,000 Pledges

10 Reasons to Shift Your Spending to Locally Owned Businesses

When consumers choose to support locally owned businesses, 68% of those dollars spent stay within our community as opposed to only 14% when choosing to buy from non-local retailers and businesses.

This influx of revenue is essential for local business growth, strong schools, safer streets and an overall increased quality of life. By spending more money locally, citizens and visitors alike are contributing to the positive growth of the Triad, and TLF is working to turn local economic prosperity into a way of life. Show your public support by signing up to join our campaign above!

When you make a purchase, post it on social media and use our #BuyLocalTriad hashtag.

Increase Local Prosperity

Locally-owned businesses purchase from other local businesses and employ local people.

Create Jobs

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.

One-of-a-Kind

Unique businesses are an integral part of local community's distinctive character and personality.

Community Investment

Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns over 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain.

Build Community

Local businesses care more about their customers and form personal relationships with them.

More Choices

Local business guarantees a much broader range of products and choices.

Healthier Environment

Local businesses typically consume less land, carry more locally-made products, are located closer to YOU and create less traffic and air pollution.

Public Benefits

Local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers, and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales dollar.

Encourage Investment

Entrepreneurs prefer to settle in communities with distinctive characters and a thriving local economy.

Give Back to Our Community

Nonprofits, schools, teams and local events receive ~350% more support from local businesses.

Buy Local Season

Buy Local Season comes but once a year!  In addition to our year-round efforts to promote buying local, Triad Local First hosts #BuyLocalSeason during the winter holiday months each year.

Buy Local Season is an effort to remind consumers to patronize local businesses for holiday gifts, rather than turning immediately to retail giants such as Amazon, Walmart, or Target.  Purchasing local handmade products or gift cards to local shops and services are some of the many ways that you can join our #BuyLocalSeason initiative.

When you make a purchase during Buy Local Season, post it on social media and use our #BuyLocalSeason hashtag.

USE OUR HASHTAGS!