Celebrate Your Independents — businesses, that is

Think about your favorite business, be it a shop, restaurant or service provider. I’ll bet it’s a locally owned independent business, right?

These types of businesses provide the lifeblood of a community. Local independent businesses keep more money within the local economy (68 cents of every dollar spent versus 43 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain), as these businesses more often spend their money locally and support our local charities, schools, etc.

indy_week_logoThat’s why Warners’ Stellian wants its customers join us and the Metro Independent Business Alliance (MetroIBA) in celebrating these vital businesses this month. And there’s something in it for you, as well.

Throughout July, the Celebrate Your Independents promotion offers Twin Cities shoppers exclusive offers from 25 local, independent businesses as well as a chance to win $1,250 in gift cards from places such as Bibelot, Keys CafĂ©, Electric Fetus and First Tech — and more! For the promotion, Warners’ Stellian will be offering a free 10-year limited warranty on purchases $599 and up.

>> See complete list and rules here

>>Download game card here

We’re holding the kickoff event 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at Calhoun Square. It’s free to the public, and refreshments will be served. MetroIBA events help local business owners network with their peers and with the buying public, through our growing list of individual members!