Independents Week: Take the Indie Challenge

Indie Challenge Button"From July 1 – 7, 2017, I will try fulfilling all my needs at locally-owned, independent businesses in honor of Independents Week.  I will share my successes and challenges with Monadnock Buy Local.  Also, I will use MBL’s network of members and fans to help me overcome some of my challenges."

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2016 Indie Challenge Participants

  • Jen R.
  • Sarah K.
  • Ted M.
  • Cynthia R.
  • Jocelyn G.
  • Carol S.
  • Lis K.
  • Denise M.
  • Liz C.
  • Kevin D.
  • Missy B.
  • Marty C.
  • Michelle W.
  • Charity M.
  • Liz K.
  • Melanie G.
  • Mari B.
  • CJ H.
  • Marcia D.
  • Jackie C.
  • Laura B.
  • Jamie W.
  • Alicia D.
  • Patti P.
  • Vicki B.

Independents Proclamation Week Presentation June 2016

Video of Monadnock Buy Local Director Jennifer Risley accepting the Independents Week Proclamation from Kendall Lane the Mayor of Keene NH on June 16th 2016 at the City Council Meeting. #IndieWeek City of Keene Planning Department

Posted by 710 Main Productions on Friday, June 17, 2016

 Independents Week Proclamation

Whereas, Independents Week provides a time to celebrate the independence of the members of the community of Keene and the entrepreneurial spirit represented by our core of local independent businesses; and
Whereas, the individual decisions every community member makes today affect the future of Keene; and
Whereas, Keene’s local independent businesses help preserve the uniqueness of the community and give us a sense of place; and
Whereas, Keene’s core of independently owned businesses give back to this community in goods, services, time and talent; and
Whereas, the health of Keene economy depends on our support of businesses owned by our friends and neighbors; and
Whereas, Keene’s independent business owners and employees enrich community members’ shopping experiences with their knowledge & passion;
Therefore, as we celebrate Independents Week 2016, we acknowledge that the ability to choose the direction of Keene lies within each of us.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kendall Lane, Mayor of the city of Keene, do hereby proclaim the week of July 1-7 2016, as: "Independents Week" and salute our community members and locally owned independent businesses who are integral to the unique flavor of Keene and honor their efforts to make Keene the place we want to live and work. 

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Here’s what’s happening around the Monadnock Region during Independents Week — get out there and celebrate our Independents!



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Independents Week is a time to recognize the Monadnock Region’s independent businesses and the community values they embody:

  • Their spirit of entrepreneurship, individuality, uniqueness and character
  • How they give back to community with their time, talents, goods and services
  • How they fulfill our needs and make us healthier and wealthier
Enjoy these videos, produced by 710 Main Productions, recognizing three Monadnock Buy Local Members: MB Massage Studio in Westmoreland, New England Everyday Goods in Jaffrey and Shaker Style in Harrisville.  Have a Happy Independents Week!
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