Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) is hosting Independents Week from July 1 through 7 in celebration of our nation's locally-owned, independent businesses. This nationwide campaign is designed to recognize the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination.
Independents Week is a week-long celebration praising local businesses for their commitment to individuality and efforts to keep economic prosperity within the community. We celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurism and individuality, as we recognize independent and locally-owned contributions of time, talent, goods and services.
While providing BIBA an opportunity to promote its members and raise awareness of the importance of local, independent businesses and the values they embody, we also take this week to honor the social fabric of our unique community and how much our local independent shops contribute to it.
In addition, this campaign demonstrates the importance of supporting local businesses to tourists, who visit the Lakes Region during this busy holiday, directing these visitors where to stay, eat and shop.
Happy Independents Week and remember Stay, Eat and Shop Local and pass the word!
Kate Bishop Hamel