I’m in the $MOB are you?

Thanks to Mikkey Halsted and Rico Nance for being helpful and taking time out of their busy schedules!

Ya’ll have heard me talk so much about buying local and buying independent! NOW ITS TIME TO JOIN THE MOB! The $Mob that is… Check us out! Visit http://www.cash-mob.org for more information!

One reason why: If half the employed population spent $25 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $21.3 billion in revenue. MORE TO BUSINESSES & SCHOOLS!

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The Buying SCIL Challenge

buy-local-and-carry-onToday I begin my SCIL Challenge…

What is that you may say… Oh let me tell you… SCIL is Small, Community, Independent & Local Businesses that is. So for one week only that’s what I’ll be shopping. It is time to take back the buying power and keep money in our community. (Read why here)

So for everything I need I will be shopping in my community, the community I work and the one in proximity of those… I have Identified Bronzeville to South Shore as my ‘Hood. I will be buying everything in the community in stores that are independently owned. I also have included farmers markets (as they are included in buying local).

This is not just a one week home run. This week is meant for me to truly push myself on where I spend my money and how. After this week (and already a bit for those that know me) I will continue to push myself to support these businesses.

Join me!

Here are some links to learn where to shop

Farmer’s Markets http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/farmers_market.html/

TheBlackMall http://theblackmall.com/

Eat Drink and Buy Local http://www.eatdrinkbuylocal.org/

Up Chicago http://www.upchicago.com/category/do-see/shopping-chicago/local-chicago-stores

So Buy Local and Carry On!

#BuyLocalChallenge  #SupportSCIL  #AshleyBuysLocal