The Keene Downtown Group (KDG) joins other nation-wide groups in declaring the week of July 1-7, 2009 Keene Independents Week. KDG will celebrate our independence by kicking off the Keene Buy Local Initiative: 10% Shift Challenge during this week.
The 10% Shift calls for individuals to spend more of their money locally and at independently owned businesses. Not by spending more, but by redirecting just 10% of what is spent annually to these businesses. Studies find that when money is spent locally, up to three times as much money stays local.