VISIT OUR DIRECTORY OF LOCAL BUSINESSES!
There are many ways you can support local businesses responsibly. COVID-19 precautions are necessary, but have a disproportionate effect on our local, independents. Please visit the directory often, as our members will be keeping their offerings up to date. Some services have always been around, and some are brand new - online ordering, delivery, pickup, etc.! (If you're a local business, visit our resources page.) 


And remember to take action with our legislators. We're glad they are working for relief packages, and we want to ensure local, independent businesses end up on a level playing field - not saddled by debt.


Give the Gift of Business

Buy a gift card (on the phone or online) that would cover your usual spend over the coming weeks. Then spend the gift cards later, or give them as gifts to people who haven't visited before.


Buy Now, Pick Up Later

If you had planned on purchasing an item, give the business a call. Pay for it now and have them set it aside for later pickup.


Keep Up Your Memberships

If you have a membership to a gym, class, studio, etc. keep it going. Many small businesses count on that constant support to keep their doors open so they can be there when you come back.

Curbside Pickup/Delivery

For restaurants and for retail! Many of our local independents are offering this service.


Why Buy Local?

  • To Keep it Weird: Locally-owned businesses are one-of-a-kind enterprises that are vital to the unique character of the Louisville Metro community.
  • To Keep Your $$$ Local: Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier effect - a boost to the local economy. Check out our 2012 Louisville study!
  • To Keep More Jobs: Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • To Help the Environment: Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
  • To Keep Good Karma: Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
  • To Keep Your Options: A multiplicity of independent retailers creates a greater diversity of products available to shoppers.

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