Be Local, Buy Local app to return

ISHPEMING — The Be Local, Buy Local app is making its return to smart phones across the U.P.

The Greater Ishpeming Negaunee Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Marquette Chamber of Commerce to bring the app back just in time for the holidays. But this time, the app will be available year round, not just during the holiday season.

“You always to the shop small around the holidays, but we wanted something that would encourage people do that all year round,” said Kelsey Reyes, Executive Director of the G.I.N.C.C.

Whenever you make a purchase at any of the participating stores, take a picture of your receipt and you’ll be entered for a chance to win 100 ‘Buy Local’ Dollars, so the motivation to shop local increases.

“We want to put those dollars back into our communities, and the only way to do that is to get people to shop local, be a part of local community events, you know. Local, local, local, what more can you ask for? Those dollars are going to go back to you,” said Reyes.

The app will be available for download on Monday, Novemeber 20th, and stores can register for participation year round.