Buy Local Campaign
Let's help create and sustain a vibrant place to live, seek and explore. We can create a thriving community through even the smallest of decisions — especially when it comes to the businesses we support. With a simple commitment to always "Think Local First", we can create a ripple effect of impact!
Think Local First makes it easy to find what you need locally, celebrate where you live, and put what matters most first. Keep your dollars where your heart lives, support an economy of friends and neighbors, and build a community that thrives by thinking local first!
Business Tool Kit
In this tool kit, we've included materials that your business can utilize to connect with the 2021 Buy Local campaign and help raise awareness around the importance of supporting local businesses.
In your communication with your employees and customers, we encourage you to share this key information about the Buy Local Campaign.
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a citywide campaign to raise the visibility and importance of patronizing local businesses. This Buy Local Campaign promotes local businesses and challenges residents and visitors to support their friends and neighbors by investing in our community. By shopping, dining, exploring and being local, we help keep our dollars where our hearts live, support an economy of friends and neighbors, and build a community that thrives by thinking local first. For more information visit www.RhinelanderChamber.com.
- Locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, entrepreneurial and connected.
- Small businesses also keep money in the community. For every dollar you spend at a small business, 67 cents stays in the local community, and a majority of that (44 cents) goes to the small business owner and the wages and benefits of their employees. The benefits don’t stop there, either. Small businesses reinvest 23 cents of every dollar into other local businesses.
- 97% of consumers search online for a local business, and 73% of searchers trust a local business more because of positive reviews. Even more, 68% of consumers left a local business review when asked. If you’re a loyal customer, this is a great way to support your favorite local business. A glowing review will help encourage other shoppers to opt for you favorite local business.
- Buying local helps preserve the character and prosperity of the city we all love. Rhinelander is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, we help maintain Rhinelander’s vibrancy.