Celebrate Independents Week July 1st through the 7th. Click here to find out more about Independents Week, and how local merchants are celebrating with special offers.
Hunterdon First is an integral resource for sustaining the economic strength of the unique communities of Hunterdon County. Hunterdon First seeks to build a progressive network of locally-owned independent business and consumers
Why should you get involved?
The benefits of supporting locally owned, independent merchants is something that we can all identify with. Here are just a few reasons why you should become involved.
- The money that you spend stays local
For every $100 spent in a chain/box-store, only $48 stays local, compared to $68.00 spent in a locally owned, independent business.
- You embrace the uniqueness of your community
Each independent business is a reflection of you, not what some corporate entity wants you to purchase. You create the market.
- You help the environment
Independent merchants tend to purchase local and this cuts down on the need for transportation fuel.
- Independent business donate and give back more to the community than chain/box-stores
This includes schools, non-profits and emergency services.
- You take advantage of our expertise
Because you are friends and neighbors, we have a vested interest in how best to serve you. Independent merchants are passionate about what they do.
- You conserve tax dollars by not creating the demand for more
Less infrastructure mean less maintenance and more money available to beautify the community. Spending local as opposed to online means that you tax-dollars are reinvested and keeps your money where your house is.
- You make us a destination
The more unique and interesting we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone.