Shared Mall leverages the power of LOCAL for independent business

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Think Columbus First and SOLE Coalition is harnessing the power of our community to boost local business. By leveraging the power of all our local businesses and organizations local independent businesses CAN compete with the big chains. . . . → Read More: Shared Mall leverages the power of LOCAL for independent business

Why it makes sense to buy and source locally

Buying local makes sense

The local economy is the money that directly affects us, that pays our wages and that of our neighbors. It pays for our local schools, roads and infrastructure. It’s the money that allows local businesses to produce goods and services. The more money we can keep circulating in the local economy the better our . . . → Read More: Why it makes sense to buy and source locally

Support Our Local Economy News and Events for April & May 2012

Hello SOLE Mates,

Things are heating up early this spring – the weather, for sure, but also activities and events for SOLE and Think Columbus First (TCF).  TCF is the face of our campaign to educate citizens about how they can support the local economy.

If you haven’t visited our websites recently, please do – we’ve made . . . → Read More: Support Our Local Economy News and Events for April & May 2012

EVENT 3/22: New Invest Local Ohio Fund Offers Individuals an Alternative Way to Save

Thurs Mar 22 6:30 pm

The session is free but limited to 12 people. RSVP now using the information below!

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) has created an innovative opportunity for anyone with a minimum of $1000 to invest in small businesses in central Ohio. You can earn up to 3% . . . → Read More: EVENT 3/22: New Invest Local Ohio Fund Offers Individuals an Alternative Way to Save

Record Store Day

Support your local record store and get into the excitement of limited releases on Record Store Day.

http://recordstoreday.tuneportals.com/NewsItem/2349

Five Apps for Buying Local

So you want to buy-local, but need a little help.  Blogger, Rebecca Paul has her top 5 Apps to help you.

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