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Think you know all the ways to stay in the local-business loop? Follow BuyLocalWichita: The Newest Way to Support Local Wichita Businesses

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Buy Local Wichita is a hub for entrepreneurs, local businesses, and consumers 

We aim to help create, build, and nurture B2B and B2C businesses in the Wichita and surrounding areas. Our goal is to promote and support small businesses. We do this by encouraging everyone to shop local.

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’re taking the first step towards becoming a part of something amazing. The largest city in the state of Kansas, Wichita has a rich history, appreciation for the arts, enthusiasm for sports, and multiple successful businesses.

Wichita is often referred to as “the air capital of the world”,  but it’s more than that. Wichita is home to the first Pizza Hut and White Castle fast food chains.

Do you like free stuff? Of course, you do! Keep reading to find out how you can enter our drawing. 

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We know that a city isn’t complete without its people. Wichitans are an interesting bunch. We are a melting pot of cultures from all around the world along with strong native roots.  An amalgamation of sorts, the Wichita metro area is home to over half a million people. The demographics closely resemble that of the entire country.

There’s always something for everyone here in Wichita. It has the convenience of a big city but also the small-town home vibes many of us seek. You have restaurants serving food from every corner of the world, but you also know who your neighbors are. This is something that makes Wichita unique and a true cornucopia of delights.

Wichita businesses deserve to be supported

A thriving business district is essential for a city’s success. Wichita has several large businesses and corporations in the area. These businesses create jobs and opportunities for people every year. We think shopping locally is important, so we’re providing a platform for local businesses to share their Wichita deals and discounts.

Screenshot of Buy Local Wichita website - lists coupons from several local Wichita businesses

As a business owner or manager, you want your business to succeed. And you also want to have a community of like-minded people. You want to belong to a group that cheers you on along the way. So, we’re creating a community too. This is the concept behind the Facebook group Buy Local Wichita. Together, we can shop local and support Wichita businesses.

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Our theme is to advocate for promoting, shopping, supporting, and consuming local.

The idea is to create a place for the Wichita business community to gather and share their experiences. There is a story behind every business, and nothing sells like a good story. Your customers need to know why they should pick you. What is it about you that evokes a buying decision from them? How can your prospects see that you understand them? These are all part of your story.

Businesses don’t exist to only sell a product or service. They’re created to address and solve a problems people face. If you sell handmade organic soaps, you’re not selling just that. You’re selling chemical-free cleansing and soft skin. These are the probable benefits of using your soaps. When you have a community of people to share with, your business receives the support it deserves.

Our purpose is to grow a community for businesses to support one another. 

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Who should join Buy Local Wichita?

We’d like to say “Everyone!”, but that can’t be feasible. We have a few requirements, and they are:

  • Individuals of age (18 and above), based in the area
  • Businesses/business owners based in Wichita or surrounding areas
  • Acumen Connections customers (can be based anywhere)
  • Individuals interested in shopping from Wichita businesses
  • Wichitans looking for good local deals

If you fall under any of the above categories, we invite you to join the group and enter to win a prize. Keep reading to learn more…

Why should you join Buy Local Wichita?

Several reasons. Some good ones are:

  • Exclusive info regarding local sales and discounts
  • Behind-the-scenes footage of your favorite small businesses
  • A platform to promote your products and services
  • Meet like-minded businesses and consumers that
  • Be part of a community that wants to shop local
  • Have fun!

These are only a few in the broad spectrum of reasons to join. Community is woven into the cultural fabric of Wichita. We’re attempting to recreate it in a way that helps businesses communicate effectively. Buy Local Wichita is a group of people and businesses based in Wichita (with a few exceptions).

We encourage you to join and be part of something bigger. Become part of a group built on supporting small businesses. For Wichita residents, this is a simple and easy way to stay in the loop and shop local.

Best of all, joining the Facebook group is free. It’s a free chance to promote your favorite business, even if it’s your own. The Buy Local Wichita group is literally free advertising. What’s cooler than that?

What topics does the Buy Local Wichita group talk about?

You’re welcome to share family-friendly content pertaining to your business or any local business you love. We encourage consumers to share about their shopping sprees at local stores. You can support businesses of your choice by sharing pictures and videos and tagging them.

Buy Local Wichita is a place for businesses to share:

  • Upcoming sales or deals
  • New product releases
  • Business tips

It’s also a place for consumers to share:

  • Current sales and discounts from their favorite local businesses
  • Recent successful shopping hauls
  • Praise for their favorite local business or restaurant

These are just a few ideas. The possibilities are endless!

Wichitans love saving money and supporting local business. Wichita businesses are always looking for ways to get the word out about their products or services. This Facebook group is the perfect solution for both.

What kind of businesses should join Buy Local Wichita?

All Wichita and surrounding areas-based businesses are encouraged to join. Businesses that sell products, services, or both are welcome. Businesses that want to build and grow their network should join. Even businesses that are interested in being a part of a great community are encouraged to join too. We prefer family-friendly businesses but will consider others with some exceptions.

Acumen Connections takes pride in its customer base. If you are a customer, we invite you to join regardless of where you’re based. We care about you and your business.

Let’s sweeten the pot for you!

As an incentive, we’re giving away gift cards to a few lucky ones that join us. Winning entries are chosen at random. And yes, the gift cards will be from local Wichita businesses.

Join the group to stay up-to-date and see the latest updates.

Buy Local Wichita is a platform to share and promote your business. It’s a platform to inform others about upcoming sales, network, and grow your client base. Group members are encouraged to engage and interact via posts and comments. Once your membership request is accepted, you’ll automatically enter the drawing for a chance at winning. We hope you’ll make the best use of the platform. Visit us, answer questions, and let the fun begin!

Wichita businesses are seeing positive change

The post pandemic world is changing for the better. We all want to be part of the good that’s happening. Change begins at home. Whether you grew up here, lived here for years, or are a recent transplant, there’s always ways to make yourself feel more at home. A community of thriving local businesses might just be the place for you.

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People love innovative content, businesses love innovation, and we love people!

Acumen Connections is a locally owned and operated payment processor in Wichita, Kansas. Our organization seeks to help small businesses meet their goals with real solutions designed by real hardworking people. To help businesses and individuals achieve personal and professional successes, we’re providing new content weekly. Stay up on our posts by visiting the Acumen Connections FacebookInstagram or Twitter pages, and visit the blog for a full catalog of resources fit for hardworking people.

Anna Reeve, MBA

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Hello! I am Anna with Acumen Connections and I love assisting small businesses in any way I can. I have worked in marketing for businesses of different sizes and industries. I believe that creativity and imagination are the hallmarks of content building. I enjoy creating blogs, social media posts, marketing emails, press releases, website copy, responding to reviews etc.

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