The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of its new campaign, Keep It Local Arlington, which is committed to promoting experiential and consumer-focused local businesses. The Keep It Local campaign connects the residents of Arlington with local, brick-and-mortar businesses for those spontaneous moments when we want to get out and do something new, change the routine.
“Although 400,000 people call Arlington home, we have the heart of a small town. As a community, we invest in each other’s successes. We know that when our local businesses succeed, our community succeeds, and supporting them needs to be at the forefront of our minds,” said Chamber President & CEO Michael Jacobson, “The Keep It Local campaign is a reminder that we should spend dollars to support those in our backyard because they’re the fabric of Arlington.”
The campaign includes an ever-evolving microsite featuring local establishments broken out into four categories – shop, eat & drink, refresh, and explore. Shop highlights business from gifts to everyday needs. Eat & Drink includes restaurants, cafes, bars, treat shops and so much more. Refresh lists businesses like spas, barber shops, yoga studios, nail salons and more (non-medical personal care). Explore underscores establishments that give consumers unique experiences and activities like horseback riding and axe throwing.
“As a Chamber, we are dedicated to championing economic and community prosperity through growing our members’ businesses and fostering economic prosperity,” said Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors Dr. Kenyon Godwin, “We say it all the time at the Chamber ‘Together, we succeed’. It’s never been more true. I’m a small business owner, and I know that by supporting my fellow entrepreneurs, be it chefs, florists or even aerial yoga instructors, we are a part of something greater in this community. Keep It Local highlights these businesses on digital platforms with a fresh approach to meet residents where they’re already actively engaging.”
Keep It Local Arlington is open to all experiential and consumer-focused local businesses that have brick-and-mortar stores in Arlington, Pantego and Dalworthington Gardens. Chamber membership is not a requirement to be listed on the microsite. Learn more and add your business HERE.
The campaign launched at the Fourth of July Parade in Arlington, the largest in the State of Texas. The initiative will continue expanding across the community through digital, grassroots efforts as well as partnerships with community stakeholders.
If you have any questions about the campaign or would like to learn more, please get in touch with Britton Merritt, VP of Marketing and Communications with the Greater Arlington Chamber. At firstname.lastname@example.org.