Buy Local Campaign
Let's help create and sustain a vibrant place to explore, eat, shop, and be LOCAL!
Residents & Businesses - Get involved!
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 be "Loyal to Local", we can create a ripple effect of impact!
It is 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 remaining Loyal to Local!
Take the 715 Pledge
Can you take the pledge to visit at least 7 local businesses and spend at least $15 at each business between July 1st and July 31st? Click here to take the pledge.
Digital Tool Kit
In this digital tool kit, we've included materials that you can utilize to connect with the 2023 Buy Local campaign and help raise awareness around the importance of supporting local businesses. Please use these graphics, statistics, and materials to promote being Loyal to Local!
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 its annual citywide campaign to raise awareness and highlight the 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 exploring, eating, shopping 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 remaining "Loyal to Local". For more information visit www.RhinelanderChamber.com.
July 1st – Campaign Launch and 715 Pledge
July 2nd – 8th – Explore Local Week
July 9th – 15th – Eat Local Week
July 16th – 22nd – Shop Local Week
July 23rd – 29th – Be Local Week
July 31st – Wrap Up Campaign
- Locally owned businesses create unique, vibrant, close-knit communities. One-of-a-kind shops and businesses make the Rhinelander community different from anywhere else! By supporting small, you help ensure the future of these businesses within our community for generations to come. When you know the faces behind a business, you also build a special connection to the people and products they provide, and often times experience more personalized customer service.
- Small businesses also keep money in the community. For every $100 spent at a local business, $68 stays within Rhinelander, compared to $43 of every $100 remaining in the community from a chain store. The benefits don’t stop there, either. Small businesses reinvest 23 cents of every dollar into other local businesses.
- 98% of consumers referenced online information when researching local businesses in 2022. Additionally, 65% of consumers left reviews when requested to by a business in 2022, and 46% of consumers consider online reviews to be just as trustworthy as word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family. Needless to say, taking a few minutes to leave a positive review for a local business can have a great impact!
- When you shop locally instead of traveling to do your shopping, you reduce your carbon footprint AND save on gas. Products that are created within the Rhinelander community also produce less emissions as a result of reduced transportation and shipping needs, compared to products that are brought in via plane, train, or truck. Did you know that planes are responsible for 12% of carbon dioxide emissions from all transport sources?
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