First Ever “Go Local” Indie Business Showcase Oct. 11

Go Local Indie Business Showcase

By Terry Winkelmann

The first ever Go Local Indie Business Showcase will be held Sunday, October 11th, from noon to 4 p.m., at The Corner Gates, 1821 Cherokee St., across from the St Louis Swap Meet.

The Showcase will demonstrate what independently owned and operated businesses in St. Louis have to offer—who has what, who is local that maybe you didn’t know was local, what a new-to-you business has to offer, where you can find what you need AND support your own!

On October 11th, we’ll showcase the variety and richness of businesses owned and operated by our neighbors, residents of our own community. Independent businesses may not have the marketing budgets of multinationals, or the reach of Amazon, Walmart or Office Max, but they often have access to the same goods, as well as items you won’t find on the big box shelves, and usually better service, too!
Enjoy live music, food & drink available for purchase, and a visit to the popular St. Louis Swap Meet, held across the street in the Lemp parking lot, which runs from 8:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Local is hot! More and more Americans are realizing the benefits of shopping locally:
Each dollar spent at an independent business returns 3 times more money to the local economy than one spent at a chain (hundreds of times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on.

Independent businesses help give St. Louis its distinct personality and encouraging a wide variety of independent businesses, each serving their customers’ tastes, creates greater overall choice for all of us.

More efficient land use and more central locations mean local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers, and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales dollar. The bottom line: having a greater percentage of local independent businesses keeps your taxes lower.

Go Local St. Louis is an American Independent Business Alliance member dedicated to making connections and growing a stronger community.

Want to Go Local? This is where you start! The 2015 Go Local Indie Showcase will shine a light on the Who, What and Where’s of Going Local on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at The Corner Gates (www.thecornergates.com)

Questions? Email Ashley@feedyourvitality.com or Terry@sustainablebackyardtour.com

You can find us on Facebook: