Independents week celebrates locally owned, operated businesses

Independents week celebrates locally owned, operated businesses

It’s “independents week” this week, one of the cleverest connections to a holiday on the calendar.

Independent, of course, refers to the locally owned and operated businesses that form the backbone of the unique culture of our community and the impact those business have on our economy.

Championed by Dane Buy Local, supporting local, independent businesses has a direct and sustainable economic impact in our region best described as what goes around comes around.

Dollars spent in a local business tend to stay here in Dane County.

But beyond that, and the clever name, Independents Week also celebrates, in the words of Dane Buy Local, “the American ideals of independence and the freedom to control one’s own livelihood.”

Something to keep in mind shopping for the upcoming holiday’s picnics and outings and summer vacations. Buy local – it’s Independents Week.