“Kate Caufield completes a year-long ‘buy local’ challenge.”

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It’s about overlapping circles and a steady process of shifting.

Weird for a week? Scratch that… Kate Caufield completes a year-long ‘buy local’ challenge, by Melissa Chipman (Insider Louisville)

Just as I embarked on my “buy local” weeklong challenge, Kate Caufield was wrapping up hers.

On June 30, 2013, Caufield, president of New Albany First, finished up not a just a week, but a whole year of buying local.

Here was her mental checklist for every purchase: “Can I buy it at an independently owned store in New Albany? In Jeffersonville? Can I get it at a locally-owned franchise in New Albany? In Jeffersonville? Can I buy it at an independently-owned store in Louisville? Locally-owned franchise in Louisville?”

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