June 23 - July 4, 2017

Celebrate your Independents! From June 23 - July 4, Dane Buy Local is participating in the annual Independents Week campaign. Independents Week is a national buy local campaign that engages local businesses and citizens in celebrating the unique entrepreneurial spirit and freedoms that our independent businesses embody. Make an effort to shop local from June 23 - July 4 to declare your support for independents! Participating businesses will be hosting various events and promotions. 

Ongoing Independents Week Events and Promotions

Pegasus Games

A special discount on 1 category of game daily. Stop in to see which category! Sign up once per day throughout Independents Week for a drawing for a game package valued at $200 retail.

Monroe Street Framing Receive a free $20 gift card with each $100 gift card purchased.  
Bliss Flow Yoga Stop in at Bliss Flow Yoga for $10 drop-ins anytime between Friday, June 30th - Monday July 3rd. Come as much as you like all weekend long! Mention this special to the front desk and save $7.  
Brightside Skincare 25% off your entire cart for online orders with coupon code: dbliw25  
High Performance Development Solutions Receive $50 off your resume service when you book between June 23-July 4!  
Orange Tree Imports Win a gift basket of Wisconsin-themed products! Enter the drawing when you visit Orange Tree Imports during "Independents Week".  
Odonata Creativity Coaching/Consulting "Celebrate Local Businesses! Like Odonata Creative on Facebook between June 23-July 4 and be automatically entered to win a free coaching session with Kaizen Muse Creativity Coach Sarah Sadie. Find your fierce." (Value $110)  
Dane Buy Local Any new, locally owned business operating 14 months or less can join as a member for 12 full months for just $85. That is a savings of $60 or more!   


 Daily Events and Promotions

Friday, June 23, 11:30 a.m.

Dane Buy Local Members of the press and public are invited to an Independents Week press conference to kick off the Independents Week campaign on Friday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m., Qual Line Fence, 801 S. Division St, Waunakee.
Monday, June 26, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Synergy Coworking Wellness for Solopreneurs and Small Businesses.
Workplace wellness is a hot topic. Many large companies have robust programs. But small businesses and solo entrepreneurs often don't have the time or budget for wellness. This session will dive into no or low cost wellness options designed to help yourself or employees be healthier, happier and more productive. Come ready to discuss, share and learn during this interactive session.

Janet Nodorft, CWC, CWWS has a passion for wellness including looking at all aspects of life such as physical, emotional, financial, career, and more. She has worked in large and small organizations helping to build a program that works for their culture. In addition, she coaches to help people achieve their goals with wellness and wellbeing as well as speaks on a variety of topics. She actively volunteers for several organizations and enjoys hiking, biking, volleyball and an occasional ice cream cone.
Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dane Buy Local The second annual Independent Week Business Expo presented by Plato Commercial Real Estate, WWBIC and Dane Buy Local will be June 27, 2017, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., held at The Village Mall, 2312 S. Park St., Madison. This event is free and open to the public and will feature Dane Buy Local member businesses and others. Network with over 60 exhibitors and attendees, enjoy free food, and enter to win door prize drawings! - Sponsored by Plato Commercial Real Estate, WWBIC, HeyMiss Progress, Latino Chamber of Commerce, B-Virtual, The Village on Park, and Dane Buy Local 
Thursday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.  A Room of Ones Own Bookstore

A Room of One's Own welcomes four excellent current and former Wisconsin poets for a reading: Derrick Austin, Rebecca Dunham, Jacques Rancourt and Casey Thayer.
Also a drawing for four $25.00 gift certificates to other local businesses.
Window display promoting DBL and other local businesses. 

Saturday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00  p.m. Different by Design The 54th annual arts and craft show held in a scenic park setting overlooking a meandering creek with beautiful shade trees. Habermann Park will be packed with artisans and craftsmen showing off and selling their wares. Free admission. 
Saturday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Little Luxuries  Take photos with Abe Lincoln, participate in our U.S. history trivia to be entered to win a U.S. themed gift basket and enjoy our pop-up lemonade stand on July 1st. Our lemonade stand proceeds will fund a non-profit of our future little entrepreneur's choice. 


Are you a local business owner? Sign up to participate in Independents Week! Participation is FREE. Not sure what to do? We've put together a list of ideas for you below. Have questions or concerns about participating? Contact Colin Murray at or (608) 729-7342 so we can help!

Sign up here!


Independents Week presented by: 


 Additional support provided by:
Evjue Foundation