Celebrating Independents Week

When we started our blog, we wanted to be able to not only share our Shop Local initiative, but also showcase the local shopping movement and its impact on communities everywhere.

Chesapeake Bank is a member of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), an organization has been a resource to local businesses by providing tools to help garner community support and celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurism and community.

As part of its mission to help the independent business, AMIBA has developed a week-long event that takes place around July 4 to help celebrate those community establishments.

This year, from July 1 – 7, AMIBA will be holding its 11th Annual Independents Week, which is a localized nationwide campaign to celebrate local, independent businesses and remind community members of their important role in stewardship of community, social, cultural and economic well-being. Anyone is welcome to participate (you don’t have to be a AMIBA member to join in).

If your business would like to participate and show your support of Independents Week, visit AMIBA’s graphics page to find promotional materials, web banners and other resources you may need. You can also follow other participating independent businesses by going on Twitter and following the hashtag #IndieWeek.