• New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Announces 'Think Local' Campaign, Set to Kick Off Shop Small Season in 2023

    New Orleans, October 20, 2023 – The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is excited to unveil its latest initiative, called 'Think Local,' which supports locally owned businesses and recognizes their impact on our city's economy. The campaign is set to commence on October 30th, just in time to encourage the community to shop, dine, and experience the unique services offered by small businesses during this holiday season.


    "Small, locally owned businesses are the backbone of our community. They drive economic growth, foster innovation, and create jobs," said Paige Davis, Director of Development at the New Orleans Chamber. "Think Local' isn't just a marketing campaign; it's a commitment to nurture our local economy through the conscious choices we make as consumers."


    ‘Think Local’ is rooted in the idea that dollars spent locally have a multiplier effect on our community. Studies have shown that money spent at local businesses recirculates through our local economy 2-4 times more than funds spent with national chain stores or online retailers. Supporting local businesses doesn't just enhance the prosperity of individual entrepreneurs; it strengthens the entire community.


    The New Orleans Chamber will promote the 'Think Local' campaign and highlight its members to their collective audience of 24,000+ followers and subscribers. Additionally, the Chamber will partner with other economic and community development organizations to amplify the campaign's reach, underscoring the collaborative spirit of New Orleans.


    To further bolster Think Local's impact, the Chamber is arming small business owners with valuable marketing tools and resources to support their own marketing during one of the busiest seasons. 


    How Can You Engage with the Campaign?

    • Shop, dine, and experience New Orleans!
    • Join the conversation by using the hashtag #ThinkLocalNOLA.
    • Share your experiences, stories, and photos with the community.
    • Tag the New Orleans Chamber.

    How Can Businesses Find Out More?

    • Follow the New Orleans Chamber on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and X.
    • Stay informed by subscribing to the New Orleans Chamber's weekly email newsletter.
    • Contact the Chamber team.

    About the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce:

    The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization consisting of business and community leaders who work together to create a dynamic business climate that drives entrepreneurship and business success in the New Orleans community. The Chamber connects all businesses to foster development in the New Orleans community through networking, education and advocacy. With a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, the Chamber is a driving force in the Greater New Orleans business community.





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