It’s Independents Week! From July 1-12, we are celebrating the entrepreneurial, American-dream-pursuing spirit and freedom embodied by independent, locally-owned businesses in the Jackson metro area.
During your pursuits of happiness between July 1 and July 12, we invite you to document your local shopping finds the same way you shamelessly Instagram food. Share your local spirit with us on social media by taking a selfie in one of the participating stores listed above. Upload it with the hashtag #JXNIndyWeek and you could win up to $350 in prizes!
Here is a list of participating stores (links indicate Best of Jackson 2015 honorees):
Briarwood Wine and Spirits
LD’s Beer Run
Broad Street Baking Company and Cafe
Patty Peck Honda
Kats Wine & Spirits
Bravo! Italian Restaurant & Bar
McDade’s Wine & Spirits
Deep South Pops
Cuticle’s Nail Studio
Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint
Joyflow Yoga & Wellness Center
Jackson Free Press is a proud supporter of locally-owned businesses. In 2014, we made a change to our Best of Jackson rules that better reflects our Think Local culture. This hyper-local focus enables us to showcase homegrown businesses, honor hardworking entrepreneurs, and celebrate local success stories, such as:
Best Locally Owned Business: Studio Chane: Ron Chane was a local-business revolutionary in Jackson long before many people thought twice about it. Viva la Chane!
Finalists: Maurice’s Barber and Style (398 Highway 51, Suite 60, Ridgeland, 601.856.2856) / The Nail Bar (4800 Interstate 55 N., Suite 20, 769.216.2152) / Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.) / VIP Fitness(119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 660, Madison, 601.717.2429; 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601.624.5757)
Small businesses stimulate the local economy and keep your dollars closer to home. And they’re good for their workers, too: independently-owned businesses create more jobs in many sectors, pay higher wages and provide better benefits than big box retailers.
We encourage you to discover what your local business community has to offer. Think outside the big box store. Find out more about why local is better.
And we thank you. After all, Jackson Free Press is an independently owned and operated business, and you–our readers–keep us going.
Now, go shopping at our JXN Indy Week stores! Don’t forget to upload a selflie. #hashtagit #sowecanfindit #JXNIndyWeek