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Island Local™ promotes local Pleasure Island businesses, and works to educate the community about the many benefits of keeping it local.

Business Owners

As a Pleasure Island business owner, you’re making a tremendous contribution to our local economy and our community.  So, why not make sure people in the community know?! Membership in Island Local™ helps promote your business and provides a platform for you to make a statement about the importance of supporting local establishments.  Buy, eat, stay, and play LOCAL.

Mission

EDUCATE…Why local Businesses matter.

Local business plays a crucial role in creating jobs, strengthening community cohesion and enhance local character.

Local business helps reduce traffic and environmental impact by consuming less land, generating less traffic, and because they are in the neighborhood where many patrons/visitors staylocal businesses reduces the environmental footprint typically derived from longer distance driving.

Local business has accountability and charity; local business owners are identifiable, accessible, and held to high standards.  Local businesses are accountable to their neighbors.

Local business provides personal service, real value, and strengthens our community and economy.

BUILD…Culture of support and pride.

Here’s your opportunity to:

Build a lasting culture of support for small business and help local entrepreneurs to thrive;

Be a part of promoting a view of our community as one that supports local entrepreneurs and makes doing business locally a point of pride; and,

Show some local love!

INVEST…In the Community; Keep $$ locally.

Be part of Island Local ™ movement by celebrating local business and shopping locally.  This doesn’t mean for all things – we’re realistic!  But, please make it your goal to consider LOCAL first!

GROW…Our Island Unique Character

Unique independent businesses play a vital role in maintaining a community’s distinct character; instead of an array of cookie-cutter businesses.

THINK…Local First…Top of mind!

Reinforce people’s efforts to “go local”; but recognize almost no one can do all their business locally.