7908 Reasons to Spend Local

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7908 Reasons to Spend Local

Welcome to Aspen! We can think of 7,908 reasons why you should spend your hard earn dollars locally - these are just a few. When we support our local businesses we are creating unique experiences, stimulating the local economy, being mindful of our carbon footprint, and creating an environment for Aspen to thrive.

Shop Small This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Aspen Chamber Resort Association encourages you to Shop Small. As an extension of our 7908 Reasons to Spend Local campaign, we invite you to shop local and make a big impact on our community. Shopping Small can mean a number of different things this year; shop small towns, shop small businesses, and due to COVID-19, shop in small groups to avoid increased gathering size.

Live. Love. Shop. Local. The Scout Guide Aspen's Holiday Gift Guide 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be having a holiday artwork sale with 100's of items on display throughout the campus which will run mid December through mid January. 

Aspen Chapel presents Small Wonders: 12x12 Local Artwork under $200

Aspen Historical Society through December 18th, enjoy 20% off in the Wheeler/Stallard Museum store and photograph print orders when you mention the discount code "thankful." 

Aspen Pet Portraits: Hand-painted pet portraits, 5% of your purchase will be donated to the Aspen Animal Shelter.

Red Brick Center for the Arts: Holiday Art Sale, featuring Resident Artists and Alaprima Painters. 

Bluebird in a Box: From local wedding & event planner Bluebird Productions, Bluebird in a Box is the perfect solution for the host or hostess in your life, yes even during COVID. Bluebird in a Box offers digital “Blueprints” (holistic party planning guides), entertaining boxes and a digital party planning service. We aim to bring back the art of hosting small gatherings at home! These gatherings can range from an everyday dinner party to a game night to a Friendsgiving or holiday party.  


Member Businesses are invested in our community.*

Need proof? Here are just some of our 7908 reasons to shop local: 
  • Member businesses are involved in 65 unique non-profit boards 

  • Local businesses employ 954 year-round employees

  • The average longest employed staff member was 15.5 years - that's some serious local knowledge 

  • Member businesses donate over $1.3M annually 

  • Local businesses spend locally themselves 

  • Many businesses offer free or discounted services or products for locals and incredible customer service 

  • These member businesses actively listen to your suggestions and implement them as soon as possible. 

  • Shopping local reduces your environmental impact

  • For every $100 spent locally $68 stays in our community 

*The above data is compiled from the responses of 76 member businesses.

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