Why We Support Local April 18, 2018 13:58

Hello Branch Tribe,

Here at Branch we love supporting local, both in our store and our communities. It feels so rewarding to carry and use quality and local handmade products. 

The store was started to be a space that allowed and encouraged people to be creative and to support local makers to thrive at doing what their passionate about.  Including the owner, Rebecca, who is thrilled to have this space to share her work amongst the over 90 other amazing vendors at Branch!

Read on to learn about some of the reasons we love supporting and purchasing local.

Support Local

By choosing local businesses for your services, shopping, dining and other needs, you not only enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience, you’re helping the following:


The personal encounters you enjoy at neighbourhood businesses and the public spaces around them help build relationships and community cohesiveness.
We're grateful for all the people we've gotten to know through the store and feel connected to our community because of it.  We're passionate about helping to create a space that the town is proud of and people love to visit.

 Jobs + Opportunities

The whole Branch team lives within the area of the store and we feel proud that we're making a difference in our community.  The store mission allows for many opportunities to promote local creativity and connections and has also allowed for people within the community to join the team and work at fulfilling this mission.


Giving Back

We love that we've been able to give back to the community of Black Diamond and area through our participation in the town events, hosting our own events, giving donations and active marketing to encourage tourists.  

 Strengthens the Local Economy

Every dollar you spend at local businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — something we all can benefit from.

Lower Taxes

More efficient land use and more central locations mean local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales dollar. The bottom line: a greater percentage of local small businesses keeps your taxes lower.  

Healthier Environment  

Local, community-serving businesses are people-sized. They typically consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air pollution.  

Supporting Makers 

The owner of Branch, Rebecca, has a vision to help transform the stereo-typical "starving artist" into the thriving artist.   It's the mission of Branch to encourage and nurture this possibility. 

We love curating a variety of makers and artists work in the store, both new and established. We're passionate about encouraging people to express there creativity and share it with our community.  We take pride in helping others thrive on there passion and sharing it in our store. 

Shape Our Character

Local businesses help give our community its distinct personality. Black Diamond has become a hub for unique and creative small shops & restaurants.  We're proud to be a part of that!


Extended Choices

A wide variety of local businesses, each serving their customers’ tastes, creates greater overall choice for all of us and encourages tourists.

Thank you for your support, we hope you love local as much as we do!  Leave us a comment on why you love supporting local.

All great things,

Branch Crew


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