There has never been a more important time to support local.

Our community has triumphed over COVID-19 through cooperation and now we face another challenge that calls for us to work together.

Many of our local businesses have suffered after having to close their doors throughout lockdown and now is the time to support them – with the simple act of buying local.

We are incredibly lucky to have on our doorstep pretty much everything we need. We can rebuild a strong, resilient Stamford economy by making the commitment to buy local when possible.

Let’s be conscious consumers, giving thought to where our money is going each time we buy – to the offshore retail giant putting cash in the coffers of its shareholders, or to your neighbour who gives your son his first Saturday job, sponsors your daughter’s volleyball team and spends their own wages buying from your business right here in town.

You have the power to vote with your wallet with each and every purchase you make.

Whatever you need, you’ll find it right here in Stamford.

Stamford boasts a huge array of retail stores, service providers, producers and professionals. Just about everything you’ll ever need can be found right here in our own town and we’d love to keep it that way.

We’ve created this niche neighborhood directory to let you know what’s on offer and connect you with local businesses that can help you, while you help them too.

Because, as a community, we’re all in this together.

Here is a manifesto (brilliantly created by a UK soul sister Totally Locally, and slightly modified by us for the US neighborhoods) for being nice as the shops re-open, to download here FREE , print it and hang it on your shop window or by the register for your customers to read while waiting in line.