Brought to you by the Heart of Brevard and the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, we are all about supporting small local businesses and nonprofits, fostering county-wide togetherness, celebrating our unique place and growing a thriving and resilient economy for everyone.

Heart of Brevard initiated efforts on a program to support small local businesses and teamed up with the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce to develop the Think Local Transylvania initiative.  At the heart of the effort is the mindset that thinking and spending local makes a difference. 

According to a study done by the American Independent Business Alliance, $68 out of $100 stays within a community when spent at a local business versus $48 when spending at a large one without local ownership.

Those dollars add up as they continue to be spent time and time again within the community. From purchases of unique holiday gifts or household basics to hiring someone to perform a service, money spent at local businesses generates 3.5 times more wealth than shopping at large national chains!


Visit the think local transylvania website to learn about how you can support the local movement and/or have your business join as an ambassador!

You can also view our full list of ambasadors, here.