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Celebrating Independent Retailer Month

July is Independent Retailer Month, a time to celebrate independently owned businesses by shopping locally. Independent retailers are the backbone of our communities, providing jobs and unique treasures and services. According to a study by the American Independent Business Alliance, “For every $100 spent locally, at least $68 stays in the local economy. This means that each dollar spent at an independent business returns three times more money to the local economy compared to a dollar spent at a national chain.” By shopping locally, money is reinvested into our community.

At Fleetwood Bank, we deeply value the contributions of independent retailers and are proud to spotlight our esteemed partners, such as Anita Trinket.



AnitaTrinket : A Boutique Shop

How did you start your business? How have you grown over the years? 

Firefly Bookstore opened in 2012 at a 1000-sq/ft location at 230 West Main in Kutztown. We were able to purchase the building at 271 West Main in December of 2016, and reopened the new expanded store in March of 2017. We now have 3000 sq/ft of space on the main floor as well as event space, storage and offices on the 2nd floor. We have expanded to over 65,000 books, games and puzzles! We are very proud of our curated selection of material that includes large collections of fiction, children’s books, and titles on nearly every subject you can think of. Our game and puzzle section offers a wide variety of games for all ages and experiences. We are looking forward to celebrating our 12th anniversary this fall!

What does your store offer? 

"We have friends working at this bank, and its always great to see the amazing things that Fleetwood Bank does for the community."

In her feature in Bold Journey, Anita shares advice for fellow local independent business owners:

"Get involved and observe the dynamics across different business sectors. Active community engagement provides invaluable advice from fellow small business owners and local support. Joining the local chamber offers substantial assistance. Don't hesitate to seek help—it’s one of the best pieces of advice. Embrace challenging ideas; they often foster the greatest growth. Stay true to yourself; finding your niche is key. Seek guidance, reshape ideas, and never dwell on setbacks. Use them as inspiration for new and fulfilling ventures."

Independent retailers are essential for any community, driving economic growth and fostering a sense of identity. When you choose to shop locally, you’re ensuring that your hard-earned money stays within your community, bolstering local businesses and creating jobs. Check out AnitaTrinket’s Facebook Page to learn more and support local.

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