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Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise!

Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise!

Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise by Chuck Lynd Social enterprise, sometimes called social entrepreneurship, is arguably the most..

September 7, 2016 with 0 Comments

Decentralization – Embracing Community by Steve Ponton

Decentralization and LocalizationSource: Decentralization – Embracing Community by Steve Ponton  Steve Ponton joined Simply Living..

July 29, 2015
Infographic: Ohio’s Clean Energy and Energy Efficient Standards

Infographic: Ohio’s Clean Energy and Energy Efficient Standards

Infographic: Ohio’s Clean Energy and Energy Efficient Standards Voice your support for clean energy standards in Ohio.

April 14, 2014 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
Women’s Day event June 22nd at the Womens’ Business Center

Women’s Day event June 22nd at the Womens’ Business Center

The Women’s Business Center is holding their first Women’s Day event to introduce the greater Columbus community to the Center..

June 15, 2013 with 0 Comments
The True Cost of Mega-Retailers

The True Cost of Mega-Retailers

Beginning with a thoughtful analysis of the Boston Tea-Party as an act of corporate sabotage, not just against unfair taxes but against..

December 11, 2012 with 0 Comments
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
Bike-friendly Downtown Hills Market to Open on N. Grant this Winter

Bike-friendly Downtown Hills Market to Open on N. Grant this Winter

The new 12,000-foot commercial space is expected to bring fresh, local ingredients and a community gathering place for the Downtown..

October 8, 2012 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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