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Buy Local Month

(November 22 – December 22) encourages all to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community

This year, we're introducing a new campaign that is a grassroots movement of education and relationship building that promotes the many economic and societal benefits of supporting local businesses. Buy Local Month will run from November 22 to December 22 and encourages all to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. 

During Buy Local Month, we'll work to showcase the great work local businesses are doing for their community and to steer consumers to these businesses at the height of the holiday shopping season. This includes events like the Shop Durham Holiday Markets, Shop Independent Durham Week, and social media giveaways.

We'll also have a new Buy Local Market Calendar, which is continuously updated throughout the campaign with new events from small businesses and larger markets like Patchwork.

The sense of place that we have in Durham – all that makes this place unique – is largely thanks to our local retail businesses. Local shops, both service-and product-based, are what build our culture. It’s the places where you can fix a shoe, find the perfect dress, buy a coffee or a new book, and connect with neighbors.

Want to align your business with this campaign? Join Shop Durham!

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How You Can Participate

Sign the Pledge to Buy Local and shift 10% or more of your holiday spending to local businesses. We’re here to help along the way!

Grab a Shop Durham card to help keep your dollars in Durham and get discounts at hundreds of independent businesses

Participate in Shop Independent Durham Week, which kicks off on Small Business Saturday, November 30th and runs through Sunday, December 8th. Get discounts and freebies at locally owned businesses all week long!

Bookmark and utilize the Buy Local Market Calendar, which is continuously updated throughout the campaign with new events. Get out and mingle with your neighbors, while finding one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones!
Participate in 30 days of giveaways on our social media outlets!

Look for the “Shop Durham” badge in storefronts or use our Online Local Business Directory to support your neighbors this holiday season!

Take The Pledge

Sign the pledge to Buy Local and shift 10% or more of your spending to local businesses. We’re here to help along the way!

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