Buy Nearby is a permanent, year-round, feel-good program designed to promote Michigan retail businesses and communities. It’s a call to action, a symbol of pride and celebration, a rallying cry across Michigan and an economic driver for our state. Each year, Michigan celebrates the Buy Nearby campaign on the first weekend in October, "I Buy Nearby Weekend."
Michigan Retailers Association awards prize in #ibuynearby photo contest
Okemos, Mich. — Julie Kowalewski tries to always buy nearby, so it was especially thrilling when she won a $500 gift card from the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) for the photo she took showing off the necklace she bought at Becky Beauchine Kulka Diamonds and Fine Jewelry (BBK) in Okemos during I Buy Nearby weekend.