Top 5 Reasons To Buy Local
- Enrich the community economy.
Each time money is spent at a locally-owned business, the tax stays in Winnebago County to support local resources such as schools, parks, police and fire...and much more.
- Keep Winnebago County original.
We ensure that unique, one-of-a-kind businesses survive.
- Provide more jobs.
All together, locally owned independent businesses are our largest employer.
- Ensure a solid foundation for local nonprofit organizations who serve us.
Locally owned businesses give more.
- Create good places to work:
We want work life to reflect home town friendliness and familiarity. Treating our employees well is part of our community commitment.
Lauren Davis Creative
After starting a retail clothing business with my husband, I knew the struggles businesses go through trying to brand their business. Branding your business with a custom logo, business cards and more can be costly, un-reliable, and sometimes a headache. I will change your outlook on graphic design for print by providing intriguing, eye-catching, and promising graphic design work at extremely affordable pricing. With many resources for printing all types of promotional materials with printing companies in Rockford, I am able to provide you with design and print, and make any design project you need hassle free and easy, with catchy design work in the palm of your hand. My specialty is print design; Business Card Design, Poster Design, Handbill Design, Menu Design, Sign Design, Label Design, Postcard Design, Logo Design and more.
My husband and I know the “Shop Local” lifestyle first hand. We live it on a daily basis. In addition to my design business, I have a store called Culture Shock in Rockford, and if we didn’t have hundreds of customers who thought to shop locally before hitting the big box stores, we would cease to exist. If a business in my community decides to use my design services before using an online template, or a “bidding war” design company, then I need to take the profit I make from the work I create, and deposit it into the local places that make my community unique and one-of-a-kind. It is a feel-good thing to do, and it also then increases the money being put into my community, as that business takes my money and does the same with it.
6 years ago, I would make advertisements for our retail store, and do my best to copy and paste pictures and design our business cards and posters. After sometime I realized that I REALLY liked doing creative work. At the time I was a struggling journalism student. I quickly changed my major to the Graphic Arts and found myself immersed in something I actually LOVED doing. It took over my brain. I have several references for my work available upon request from local clients to clients in Chicago and all over the United States. The last thing I will say, is that I am not invested in this field for money, as much as I am in it for art, and for the sake of helping other businesses who are in search of a business identity. I will never forget how I started and how much I have learned, or where in my life I came from. I want to make the process easy for you too.