Keeping It Local

Hang Local is a strong supporter of the local businesses and services that power our local communities.

We hope that when you go to hang out, you end up supporting the independent businesses that keep each of our communities uniquely different and special.

At a time when many in the U.S. feel as if their vote doesn't count, it's important to remember that each day when we open our wallet we vote with how and where we spend each dollar.

Shopping local means supporting independent businesses in your neighborhood which in turn keeps these dollars circulating longer throughout your local economy.

It's these local businesses that are the lifeblood of our local economy, creating jobs, hiring local workers as employees and working with other local businesses when repairs are needed.

Our Local Rating System

To help navigate what it means to be local, we've created a rating system that we believe encapsulates some of the most important parts of a healthy local ecosystem. You'll find these ratings on any of our local business pages.

Locally Owned

Business owner lives in the area and is an active participant in the community.

Local Hang Out

Business is a staple of the local community and members from the community regularly hang out here.

Hosts Community Events

Business is interested in developing a flourishing community ecosystem by regularly hosting events that enrich the lives of community members.

Supports Local Charities

Business regularly gives back to the community by donating a portion of profits to local charities.

Independently Operated

The local operators have full autonomy to make decisions about their business. They are empowered to adopt innovations that align with their personal, community, and environmental values.

Supports The Local Arts

This business regularly works with local artists to support the arts.