Shop Local

The Shop Local Page is our way of strengthening the ties between businesses and the community by providing news, information and resources that support our locally owned independent businesses and encourage customers to buy from local businesses in Pepperell whenever possible.

CONSUMER REPORTS   http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

Consumers can locate information to help find and evaluate a local business and to help make informed buying decisions by consulting the following organizations and resources. Learn more about starting your own small business or growing your existing business, plus identify the support available to small businesses.  Plan your shopping and find sales, events and sightseeing in the area.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU    http://www.bbb.org/

A non-profit, organization of thousands of US businesses dedicated to building fair and honest relationships between businesses and consumers. The BBB uses news alerts, databases, and other methods to maintain an ethical business environment. The BBB is a consumer organization that monitors a company's record of addressing customer complaints. 

NASHOBA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE    http://www.nvcoc.com/

The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business advocacy, community and economic development association committed to the support of its members' growth and success and the development of a positive economic climate. The Chamber services the area communities of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend, Westford and nearby towns and is funded by membership investments.

NEW ENGLAND LOCAL BUSINESS FORUM    http://nelbf.org/about-nelbf/

The mission of the New England Local Business Forum (NELBF) is to serve as a resource for the growth and development of independent local business organizations promoting strong local economies in New England.
 

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION    http://www.sba.gov/

The Small Business Administration (SBA) created in 1953 is a United States government agency that provides support to small businesses. The SBA provides financial, technical and management assistance to help start, run, and grow businesses in the United States.

LOCAL NEWS

Click http://www.shoppepperell.com/shop-local/news or the "News" tab above to read recent news articles and announcements affecting businesses and the local community. To find out what's happening in the area, read the local newspapers and the Pepperell Free Press at:

http://www.nashobapublishing.com/pepperell_news.

LOCAL SALES, EVENTS AND SIGHTSEEING

The unusual character of Pepperell is defined in part by the businesses that reside here. Unique businesses along with Pepperell's interesting history, rural scenery and friendly people all add to the charm of our town. Research shows that entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character? Recent trends show that shoppers are combining their buying activities with destination spots that offer relaxation, food and entertainment along with shopping. Learn about the history of Pepperell and plan your visit to historic landmarks, buildings, monuments and icons in the town past and present by visiting the town web site at:  http://www.pepperell-mass.com/. The Sale and Event calendar at http://www.shoppepperell.com/events and business directory help shoppers plan trips and activities along with their shopping plans.  

SHOP LOCAL RESOURCES

Click http://www.shoppepperell.com/shop-local/resources to learn more about the benefits of shopping local and to locate national organizations involved in shop local initiatives.