Be a Part of the Shop Local Movement!

It’s easy to shop local. From the foods you consume, the products & services you purchase to the banks you use all have locally-owned alternatives. You can make a difference and help sustain our local community by choosing to patronize a locally-owned business whenever possible. You’ll be supporting and helping celebrate the people, businesses and institutions that make Oshkosh unique. And your money will stay right here, in our vibrant and diverse community. Over time, money spent with a local business generates 75% more state and local tax revenues and is far more likely to be re-spent locally.

Be a part of the local movement by getting involved. You’ll have fun, get to know others in your community, and help make Oshkosh a better place to live!

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Take the Local Challenge

We invite you to take the challenge to choose to Shop Local first. Here’s a few reasons why you should.




We challenge you to take the pledge to shift at least 10% more of your purchases to local retailers, services & restaurants.

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Tips to Shift Your Shopping

Search our Directory. Every business listed in our directory is a locally owned business.

Look for the Shop Local Recommended Stamp on the doors of businesses you frequent. If your favorite local business doesn’t have one, tell them about us!

Tell your friends and family that you are pledging to shop local and ask them to join you.

Share your Shop Local stories on our Facebook page, Twitter,

Thank you to those who have already pledged!