The Buy Local program is a campaign of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce and community partners. Our mission is to support local businesses in Blairsville-Union County, to maintain our unique community character, attract tourism, and build economic strength.
- For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community. Spend it online and nothing comes home. (Source: Civic Economics report)
- If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*. Imagine the impact if ¾ the employed population did that. (*U.S. Labor Department February 2009 report)
1. Display your Complimentary Buy Local Poster
All businesses in Union County may receive a complimentary Buy Local poster courtesy of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce.
2. Become a Member of Blairsville’s BEST
Chamber Members are eligible to upgraded your membership and distinguish your business as a proud Buy Local Sponsor!
Your $25 Investment includes: Additional Poster for your Business, Window Decal, Buy Local T-Shirt, 40% discount on additional Buy Local T-Shirts for your team, and Chamber Matters e-Newsletter recognition of your business.
3. Participate in a Buy Local Weekend
Buy Local Weekends are a great way to draw new customers to your store and help spread the word about your business.
You agree to:
Feature one item at 50% off retail price or as a Buy One Get One Free for the duration of the 3 day event.
The Chamber agrees to:
Handle all logistics and event publicity through avenues such as newspaper, radio, Chamber Matters e-Newsletter, social media platforms, roadway signage, printed materials, and more!
Participation is free for upgraded members.
1. Take The Pledge to Buy Local - Click here to pledge online
Joining the Buy Local campaign is as simple as signing your name! By taking the pledge, you:
- Express your commitment to shopping and purchasing local products and services whenever practical.
- Show your support for your friends, neighbors, and Blairsville-Union County community.
- Strengthen the viability of local businesses and stores in Blairsville-Union County who maintain the unique community character of our County, attract tourism, and build economic strength.
2. Sign up to receive local coupons
Never miss another sale! Click here to sign up for our “Buy Local Coupons & Events” newsletter.
3. Participate In a Buy Local Weekend
Shoppers save big on Buy Local Weekend! Local businesses in your community will be offering huge discounts of 50% off and Buy One Get One Free merchandise. Newsletter subscribers will receive event information directly to their inbox.
Expect great deals at: Restaurants, Gift Shops, Service Companies, Attractions, Gyms, Apparel Boutiques, and more.