Independent We Stand

Standing Strong for Local Business

STIHL is proud to be a major sponsor of Independent We Stand, an organization that promotes independently owned business and touts the benefits of "buying local." Since 1974, STIHL has "walked the walk" by selling its products exclusively through a network of independent servicing dealers. Learn More about why STIHL supports and works exclusively with independent retailers.

Independent We Stand (IWS) is an important movement that's gaining momentum across the country. It showcases independents – from "mom & pop" stores to larger companies with local roots – and why these companies are vital to the economic success of their communities. Learn more about Independent We Stand, including the organization's goals, activities and resources.

We encourage you to Join the Movement today – by taking the pledge to "shop local" and sign up for the Independent We Stand e-newsletter. Please "like" them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and watch IWS videos on YouTube.

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And the Winner is...

Check out the grand prize winner of the first ever "America's Main Streets" contest.

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