Be Local Buy Local Re-launch - Beth Millner Jewelry

Be Local Buy Local Re-launch

December 15, 2017

Be Local Buy Local Re-launch


Last year the Be Local Buy Local program tracked 5,900 local purchases adding up to $553,000 spent at participating businesses within Marquette and the greater Ishpeming-Negaunee area. This year the program is back and better than before with weekly drawings for $100 buy local gift cards to be used at select local business and interactive app updates.

To be qualified for the weekly drawing simply take a photo of your receipt from any Be Local Buy Local business and stay tuned to the Facebook page for updates on winners. Recipients will also be contacted if you win. 

As of Monday, December 18 Buy Local gift-cards will also be available for purchase! They function like a prepaid visa and are valid at all participating Be Local Buy Local businesses.

Be Local Buy Local Program 2016 StatisticsIn years past Be Local Buy Local shoppers had to mail in physical receipts of purchases made at participating local businesses. Now with the new updated app local shoppers can simply take pictures of their receipts to upload. Snapping pictures of those receipts not only enters the buyer into weekly gift card drawings, but also tracks the amount and location of local purchases. The new app will also feature an interactive map where users can see all participating businesses. Click here to view the Apple Application or here for Google Play.

Buying local helps keep our community’s economy healthy. When dollars earned circulate through the county, it enriches the commodities offered to all in the area. That means local businesses like the Marquette food co-op can expand and continue to provide fresh and healthy food for the community. More dollars spent at local businesses allow them to be more eco-friendly, to give more to charitable causes, and to make their products and services better.

As of Monday, December 18 Buy Local gift-cards will also be available for purchase! They function like a prepaid visa and are valid at all participating Be Local Buy Local businesses.

Currently there are 25 businesses registered in the program and room for many more! The Marquette Chamber of Commerce and Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce are seeking more participating businesses so keep an eye out for new additions! If you are a local business who is interested in enrolling click here for membership information.

 Buy Local at Beth Millner Jewelry

(Above is our staff minus Nina)

To become a participating business 51% of ownership must be within Marquette County to ensure a truly local business. Benefits include a discount on Chamber of Commerce membership for businesses who enroll. Also each member is allowed two push notifications per year so they can reach out to users and becoming a member will definitely attract a niche audience of shoppers close by with an interest in buying locally.

Check out Be Local Buy Local's new Facebook page and stay tuned for updates on our page as well! 

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Bracelet & Cuff Sizing

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Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing


Size Wrist Measurement (Inches) Wrist Measurement (cm)
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Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry
Size Hand Measurement (inches) Hand Measurement (cm)
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Beth Millner Jewelry chain length