Shop Local

Shop Local Shopping in Aberdeen is the smart thing to do... for you, your wallet, and our community. For every dollar spent locally, at least 45 cents is reinvested locally. That's money going towards bettering our community. It could mean better paying jobs for our neighbors, family or friends. Or it could be improved infrastructure for all of us.

You can find anything you need locally, and if you can't, odds are the business owner can get if for you. Just ask. Local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage. They want, and need, your business. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs to local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.

Did you know that Aberdeen offers a Shop Local Gift Certificate Program? The Aberdeen gift certificate program is an ongoing promotion that circulates over $200,000 in Aberdeen businesses each year. Each certificate looks like a check and is processed like a check. They make great gifts for employees, family and friends. The gift certificates are purchased at the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and can be used for everything from buying groceries to paying local bills. There is no charge for certificates and they can be purchased in increments of $10.00. When an Aberdeen gift certificate is presented in your store for merchandise, simply deposit it in your bank just as you would a personal check. The bank then takes care of returning the certificate to the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce.