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For a Better Columbus: Buy Local and Be Sustainable

Buy Local and Be Sustainable One of the easiest ways to promote sustainability in your community is to buy local. When you..

April 6, 2016 with 0 Comments
We Must Re-Localize our Economy

We Must Re-Localize our Economy

 The following letter, written by Chuck Lynd, was published in the Delaware Gazette. Read the full article there. To the editor: I respond..

February 6, 2016 with 0 Comments
Shared Community Marketplace leverages the power of local business for a competitive edge

Shared Community Marketplace leverages the power of local business for a competitive edge

Think Columbus First and SOLE Coalition is harnessing the power of our community to boost local business.  By leveraging the power of all..

November 6, 2013 with 0 Comments
Why Buying Locally is Worth Every Penny

Why Buying Locally is Worth Every Penny

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,..

May 7, 2013 with 0 Comments
The Era Of Giant Chain Stores Is Over

The Era Of Giant Chain Stores Is Over

A biting article by James Howard Kuntsler about the devastating impact of chain stores on our communities. It was published originally in..

March 4, 2013 with 1 Comment
How consumers can help their local economy this holiday season

How consumers can help their local economy this holiday season

Kimber Lanning’s recent appearance on KAET 8 Arizona PBS presented another opportunity for her to remind us why buying local works for..

December 5, 2012 with 0 Comments
Shift Your Shopping to Local Merchants

Shift Your Shopping to Local Merchants

The annual Shift Your Shopping holiday campaign is here again! From November 3 through December 31 many businesses will add the Shift Your..

November 13, 2012 with 0 Comments
SBBeanstore Vouchers: Buy local for the holidays!

SBBeanstore Vouchers: Buy local for the holidays!

The latest and greatest news from the Small Business Beanstalk is the addition of their SBBeanstore. Responding to what is seen as a need..

October 31, 2012 with 0 Comments
City Folks Farm Shop – sustainable home and garden in Clintonville

City Folks Farm Shop – sustainable home and garden in Clintonville

City Folks Farm Shop is a locally owned store in Clintonville. The shop seeks to be a community resource in Columbus for urban..

May 11, 2012 with 0 Comments
Too much stuff? This holiday, try giving this instead.

Too much stuff? This holiday, try giving this instead.

We want to enter into the cabin fever season remembering the good we did for the people we loved over the holiday, and also for the place..

December 7, 2011 with 0 Comments

Support Our Local Economy CoalitionThink Columbus First is an initiative of: the Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) Coalition

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Reasons To Love Your Local Small Businesses:
  1. Supportive communities attract entrepreneurs who create local jobs
  2. They hire local people who know you & your unique needs
  3. They help give our communities personality and fun
  4. A 10% Shift from chain to local will create 5000 new jobs in Franklin County

Think Local

  • Consider adding more efficiency to your home or business. Visit Wattworks for indoor and outdoor LED lighting, IR heaters, solar power systems and more.
  • City Folks Farm Shop urban homesteading supplies in Columbus Central Ohio homesteaders and urban farmers can find supplies, classes and resources.
  • Shopping at Easton Town Center can be a local experience, when you visit Celebrate Local. The store features handmade and artisanal products from all over Ohio.

Where did you spend your $2 bill?

spend me local Have you seen one of our $2 bills? Did you get it as change from a local merchant? If so, pass it on to a friend or spend it at local independent business. Spread the word, contact us to get some $2 bills.

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