Locally owned businesses participate in Cyber Monday


News Release

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 1:00 AM

Louisville, KY - The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of almost 600 locally owned and independent businesses, is reminding shoppers that they can still buy locally while shopping online this Cyber Monday and keep more dollars circulating in our community.
Below is a sampling of LIBA Member Businesses that have online retail 'stores'. (For a complete list of our Member Businesses, click here
         A Taste of Kentucky
         Cardaroo Products
         The Dine Company
         Dundee Candy Shop
         Gift Certificates America
         Kentucky Made & More
         Louisville Tea Company
         Louisville Stoneware
         Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
         Peace of the Earth
         Planet Einstein
         Zi Olive
LIBA has launched the 6th annual Shift Your Shopping Contest, and receipts from these online retailers who are local also count towards the contest. From November 20th to January 6th, LIBA will encourage shoppers to choose local and independent businesses for their holiday purchases. Making the shift to local independents is one of the fastest ways to build a strong local economy and create jobs in our community.  LIBA's membership provides a variety of online options for Cyber Shoppers!
Shopping from independent retailers this holiday season will yield more than just that warm and fuzzy feeling of supporting the local economy. For one lucky person, buying local can result in winning big! The rules are easy: collect receipts from five member businesses by 1/6/14, mail in or present the receipts for review at one of the sponsor sites (Highland Cleaners or Feeders Supply), and you'll be entered into the drawing to win $1000 in gift certificates to LIBA businesses. Full contest details and a list of participating businesses are at www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.
LIBA's Shift Your Shopping Contest is generously sponsored by Highland Cleaners, Feeders Supply and LEO Weekly.                
About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance
The mission of LIBA is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information and a member list, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.
About the Shift Your Shopping Campaign
The campaign, now in its third year, is a collaboration including the Louisville Independent Business Alliance, The American Independent Business Alliance, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, The Institute for Local Self-Reliance and 150 Local Business organizations representing over 40,000 Local Independent businesses across North America.