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Shop Local and Indie this holiday season with Oakland Grown 

Thu., Dec. 30 2010
When you holiday shop at local, indie businesses, you're giving the gift of community.

Why shop local?
Every dollar you spend circulates 58% more in the community than when you shop at an out-of-town owned chain store. That's more money staying in our local economy, creating more tax revenue, jobs, and local wealth. Not to mention, indie businesses are what gives Oakland's business districts its unique vibe so our town doesn't look like anyone else's town.

How to shop local?
1. Visit OaklandGrown.org to get you started. We put together a local Gift Guide to make it easy.
2. When out shopping, if you're unsure, ask businesses if they are independently owned.
3. Look for artist and craft fairs; we have a lot of them in the East Bay.
4. Think outside the (big) box. Malls are crowded and more unique gifts are out there!

Ready to shop?
Participate in the Great Oakland Grown Holiday Challenge and enter to win prizes!


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