Congratulations to our Think Local Road Trip Lancaster Photo Contest Winner - Jenny Foster of Industrial Resolution - who captured the amazing shot, below, at Horse Inn in Lancaster!

From taverns to cafes to markets to shops to area attractions, we'll be staycationing in Lancaster County this summer and fall, and we want you to come along for the ride! 

Follow #roadtriplanc to check out some of the amazing local businesses that make Lancaster County an incredible place to live and to welcome friends, family and tourists! And if you're out at one of your favorite local businesses, be sure to post your photos using #roadtriplanc and #thinklocal. Together, we can create an even greater buzz about the amazing place Lancaster County already is and make sure it just keeps getting better in the future!

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Special Thanks to our Sponsor!

Hartz Physical Therapy

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About Think Local                              

Think Local is a Lancaster Chamber led, community wide initiative to improve our local economy by encouraging consumers and business decision makers to support local businesses when making purchases.

The primary goal of Think Local is to stimulate and accelerate the local economy by encouraging business decision makers and consumers to keep their dollars local, where the impact can be significant as dollars recirculate locally.

View Our Think Local Chamber Members/Investors, Here.


What are the Advantages of Think Local?

  • More money stays in the community.
    Money spent locally recirculates back into the community helping to fund non-profit and community organizations that serve and help local people.

  • Local jobs are created and sustained.
    Money spent locally increases business productivity and creates a better business climate - resulting in more employment opportunities.

  • The local community and economy are strengthened.
    The cycle of creating and spending wealth locally helps strengthen the economy and broader community.

  • Quality of life is improved.
    Local business owners and their employees contribute financially and volunteer their time to support local organizations and charities, which directly impacts the quality of life for the broader community.

  • Customer service is enhanced.
    When you buy products locally you are doing business and building relationships with people you know, making any future services, repairs or follow-ups simple and convenient.


How Can My Organization Get Involved?

Businesses - If you are a business that is committed to the concept of thinking local, sign the Think Local Declaration of Understanding and receive materials to help promote your business as a Think Local participant.

  1. Complete the Declaration of Understanding or call The Lancaster Chamber at 717.397.3531 to learn more about this initiative to support local businesses and/or to receive the Declaration of Understanding.

  2. Read the guidelines on the Think Local logo use here.

  3. Contact The Lancaster Chamber to obtain a copy of the logo via email.

  4. Think Local Chamber member/investor companies can take advantage of a special, discounted video package from Wood Star Productions, Inc. Learn More

Consumers - If you are committed to buying local and want to demonstrate your support for companies located here, employing local people, paying local taxes and supporting the local community, look for the Think Local designation before making a purchase and keep your dollars local and recirculating.


What Should I Consider When Making a Purchase?

Prior to making a purchase decision ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the product I want to buy grown or manufactured here?
  • Is it assembled, processed and /or packaged here?
  • Is it sold by a local company/business?
  • Is the company community-minded - supportive of local causes and charitable or non-profit organizations?
  • Does the company employ local workers?
  • Does the company pay local taxes?
  • Does the company contribute back to the community and encourage its employees to do the same?


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