What Is Independents' Week?

Independents' Week is a 7-day celebration of greater Cincinnati's independent businesses and how they make Cincinnati a better place to work, play, and live.

Connect and engage with people from all over the area to support and learn stories of local, independent businesses via blog, meet-ups, and in-store promotions.


How Does It Work?

Independents' Week develops an enthusiastic pro-local culture in the Cincinnati area, generating new customers and increasing customer loyalty for local and independent businesses. Businesses participating in campaigns like Independents' Week experience sales gains 3x greater than businesses in communities without these campaigns (2% vs 6% over the last 3 years). We make sure the campaign is effective by creating a high regional participation rate – this year, we're targeting over 200 locally-owned businesses across 24 greater Cincinnati neighborhood business districts.

How Do Businesses Participate?

Click the "register" button above to REGISTER NOW! Then, look forward to email updates and follow these IMPORTANT simple steps:

  • 1. Incentives! Additional incentives are not required for this campaign, but let us know if you have any special offers we can share during Independents' Week.
  • 2. Market! Register to receive a window decal, poster, square fact handouts, stickers, and t-shirts for your business – hang now and hand-out during the event. Click below to download your neighborhood facebook banner, the Independents Week Logo, or to buy extra t's! Place Our Independents Week Logo On ALL MARKETING/ADS DURING INDEPENDENTS WEEK. Finally, share our stories and essay series on updated every few days at http://gcinba.org/talk!
  • 3. Share! Help us grow the message – tell other local business owners to register today!