American Independent Business Alliance

Social Media Banners: Top Reasons to Choose Local First

You are welcome to use these images on your social media or web pages as is. See terms of use. Click any image to view or download the full-size banner (Facebook-optimize). We’ll adapt a graphic to the dimensions you need (free) upon request. For a nominal charge, we’ll co-brand with your business or organization’s logo and url. Contact us via web form or phone.

AMIBA affiliates: we’ll provide high-resolution files for you to use in print publications upon request (your logo and url can be added, with AMIBA’s minimized). Learn more about benefits of joining AMIBA

Subtext: Local stores enable you to try on and try out items before you buy — and get real expertise — saving your time and money

To learn more on this topic, see 7 Ways Businesses and Communities Can Counter Showrooming

Subtext: Each dollar you spend at an independent business returns an average of 3 times more money to your community than spending at a chain — a benefit we all can bank on.

To learn more on this topic, see The Multiplier Effect

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Subtext: The casual encounters you enjoy at independent businesses and the public spaces around them nurture relationships, community cohesiveness, and smiles. They’re the ultimate social networking sites!

Subtext: Neutral third-party surveys repeatedly show independent businesses beating their chain competitors in overall customer satisfaction.

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Subtext: Want less congested roads? A more walkable, bikeable community? Lower taxes? Independent businesses typically consume less land and locate closer to residents, lessening traffic, pollution and public infrastructure costs.

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Subtext: 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. A greater percentage of local independent businesses keeps your taxes lower.
Subtext: Independent businesses employ more people per dollar of revenue, they use a wide range of other goods and services, expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Subtext: Independent businesses help give your community its distinct personality.

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Subtext: A wide variety of independent businesses, each serving their customers’ tastes, creates greater overall choice for all of us.
Subtext: Local ownership of business means residents with roots in the community are involved in key development decisions that shape our lives and local environment.
Subtext: The multiplier effect created by spending locally generates lasting impact on the prosperity of local organizations and residents.
Subtext: Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.
Subtext: Research shows a strong correlation between the percentage of small locally-owned firms and various indicators of personal and community health and vitality.

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Several of these banners now are offered in Spanish

We also offer four of the most popular Why Buy Local? messages as full-color 11″ x 15″ posters

See also our place-based versions of selected banners.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn of new graphics as we release them.

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