Shop Local

Hills Bank Shop LocalHills Bank promotes the growth of hometown businesses and the local community by encouraging everyone to shop locally.

Both Businesses and Individuals Can Support Shop Local in a Variety of Ways.

 


Individuals

By shopping at businesses with our shop local logo, you can feel good about spending while supporting our local merchants. By choosing to shop locally, you are not only helping your town prosper, you also receive benefits that only a local business can provide.  

  • Employment - Hometown businesses employ local residents, creating jobs for you as well as your friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Quality Merchandise - When you buy locally, you know the reputation of the business. If you are unhappy with a purchase, they will make sure you are satisfied.
  • Economic Development - Every dollar spent here will circulate numerous times throughout the community. This economic growth will attract businesses, create jobs, and improve the quality of life.
  • Personal Service - Local merchants combine expertise and personal attention to create a memorable shopping experience. They will always help you find what you are looking for.

Additionally, you can get a chance to win a $100 Visa® Gift Card to put towards your holiday shopping. Simply share a photo to our Facebook page at your favorite local shopping spot and the 5 most unique shop local pictures sent to our Facebook page will win a $100 Visa® Gift Card! There is no purchase necessary or account required to win. You need not be present to win. Deadline for entry is 12/24/17. 

Businesses

If you are a local business, please support our Shop Local program in the following ways. 

  • Display the Shop Local window decal so shoppers know you are a locally owned and operated business. If you did not receive a window decal in the mail, or would like more, please contact us at 1-800-HILLSBK.
  • During this holiday season, share reasons to promote Shop Local on your business's social media channels. Hills Bank will have several posts, videos, and graphics about Shop Local on our social media channels from November 25-December 24. Be sure to share anything Hills Bank has on your own social channels to help reach as many customers as possible.
  • Hills Bank also has a few social media posts you can copy and paste on your social media channels too!
    • Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn
      • Locally owned businesses give our community our distinctive personality. As you're shopping this holiday season, take a look at some of the unique gift items we have available!
        • (Post photos of available gift items and include the Shop Local logo for Facebook. Download by clicking the shop local logo link, right click, and save to desired destination.) 
      • See and feel the difference of items before you buy, saving you time and money. Shop locally this holiday season and support your local friends in business year round!
      • When you shop local first, more of your money will be kept in our local economy, improving quality of life for all of us.
      • Local businesses purchase items based on what buyers in local markets like and want, carrying more unique merchandise because they buy for individual markets.
      • When you buy locally, you help the environment by conserving energy and resources through lower transportation costs and less packaging. 
    • Twitter
      • Locally owned businesses give our community distinctive personality. Here are unique gift items we have available this holiday season! (134 characters)
        • (Include with a photo of holiday gifts)
      • See & feel the difference of items before you buy, saving time & money. Shop locally this holiday season and support local businesses! (134 characters)
      • When you shop local first, more of your money will be kept in our local economy, improving quality of life for all of us. (122 characters)
      • Local businesses purchase items based on what buyers in local markets like, carrying unique merchandise for their individual market. (132 characters)
      • When you buy locally, you help the environment by conserving energy & resources with less transportation costs & packaging costs. (130 characters)