10 Ways to Shop Local

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10 Ways to Shop Local

Supporting our community is one of the most impactful ways we can help it grow. By shopping with local vendors and utilizing area service providers you and your family can help ensure that our community prospers and grows each year. If you want to shop local, but don’t know where to start, our team at Alpine Bank has come up with some creative ideas you may not have considered yet.  

  1. Buy your produce at one of our many local farmers markets. Have you been to the North End City Market? It’s right next to our brand new N. Main branch!
  2. Purchase floral arrangements from your neighborhood florist instead of online vendors.
  3. Work with local providers for your insurance management.
  4. Venture out for the night and tour area dining and entertainment establishments.
  5. Buy groceries from a regional company compared to the large national chains.
  6. Like your favorite area businesses on Facebook and other social media.
  7. Shop for birthdays and holidays at our downtown storefront. If you haven’t been to downtown Rockford recently, there’s tons of new shops to check out!
  8. If you have received great service or products from a local business, recommend them to a friend or relative. Word of mouth will always be the most impactful marketing tool.
  9. Stay local when planning weddings or other milestone events and avoid online alternatives.
  10. And of course… bank with a community bank!

  So make an effort to shop local! After all, money spent at a local business generates 3.5x more wealth for the local economy compared to money spent at a chain-owned business.