B.R.I.T.E Stores

  What Is It?
—  Businesses Recognizing the Importance of Tax Equality

The B.R.I.T.E. Store project is an initiative that identifies those businesses that support and are a vital part of a local economy. We are asking local businesses to acknowledge their of support of the community’s tax base and recognize the relevance and importance of supporting local economies.  Just look for the B.R.I.T.E. Store sign in the store fronts!  The group Save MQT, Save MI! recognizes local businesses that are “doing their fair share in communities,” said Brian Kerrigan, a member of the group. “It’s a community homegrown effort,” he said. “We want to encourage people to shop in those businesses where 70 cents of every dollar going to a local business is put back into the community.” Kerrigan said a lot of times in the big box corporate stores the opposite occurs, where only 30 cents of every dollar spent goes back to the community. (Mining Journal, 7-24-15)

Who Are They???
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Download a complete printable list:
BRITE Stores Directory 2016 162 stores QR


SpiritsMQT - 10-9-15

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FarmerQs

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Perkins

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SafetyStore ****************

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Wallpaper & Paint

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NOrthernLights

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AccentsOn Style

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KidsRUs

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NOTrailsDental

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EarthSense

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SawyerServiceCntr

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Joes&Sons

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RodneysPizza2

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ShearPerfection

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 Native Nails

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Brown's Store

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REBlossom

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VideoWorld_post

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BearAutoRepair, LL

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FrobersClothing

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YooperScoop-Gwin

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WautierWellness-Gwn

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TallTimber-Gwinn

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   Shoppette-Gwinn *********************

TheInkwell

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Mares-Z-Doats

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PanaraImports,MQT

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CheBella,MQT

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Revisions,MQT

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NeighborhoodSpot-Party Store

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Mike'sAuto - Gwinn

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Larry'sMarket-Gwinn

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MuttScrubbers-Gwin

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Niemela, DPM

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Boomerang_New_MQT

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Johnson_Shoes_Mqt

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Washington_Shoes_Mqt

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Second_Skin_Mqt

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The Section HOuse-LLake

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Gwin-Saw_Vet

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NobleMan HVAC-Gwn

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Hotplate-MQT

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ColdwaterHavenMQT

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BethMillnerMQT

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Jeffrey'sMQT

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Gwinn &E-E Fruniture stores

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GwinACE-TIM

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Cookie Jar-Mqt

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Students First-MQT

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Flower Works -MQT

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GitcheeG-CafeMQT

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Midtown&Panache-Neg

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ArtVPStyle_Mqt

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KingKoin&CountryCharm-MQT

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Stuckos_Mqt

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Breakers&Whites-MQT

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SteinhausMkt-Mqt

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Steinhaus-Mqt

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SportsRack-Mqt

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FlyingMoose-Mqt

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Jessica&Co

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MIMade-Mqt

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Downwind-MQT

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Casualies-Mqt

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Forsberg'sNewLeaf-mqt

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QuickStopBike_Mqt

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DeadRvCoffeeRoastr_Mqt

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Everyday WinesMqt

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Revolutions-Mqt

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ChristianLIghthouse-Mqt

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ACR-Chocolay

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Windsong-Mqt

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GreenCtyMke-Negaunee

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OldBankBldgAntiques-Negaunee

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  BarronsAutoRepair-mqt

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Freds_RubbrStmp-Mqt

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Rustico-Mqt

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ShippingShop-Mqt

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PresqIsleStatn-Mqt

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AcornRenovation-MQT

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SnowboundBooks_MQT

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ISH_ButlerTheatr

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ISH_LittlMissSew&Sew

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ISH_NookandCrannyart

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ISH_YooperShirts

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ISH_MainSt.AntiqMall

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SweetWaterCafe_Mqt

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MQT_CarpetSpecialists

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Ish_UnionStatn

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Ish_Rollies

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Ish_BeStillPhoto

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Neg_1844

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Ish_GlobePrntg

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Ish_MainSTCosmo

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Ish_StonehouseWindow

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Ish_LakeMarking

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MQT_Cocos

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Mqt_MqtTransmssn&AutoRepair

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Ish_CarpetSpecialst

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Ish_RareEarthGoods

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Skandia_A&M_Cafe

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Outlanders_mqt

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YoungsTier&Brake-mqt

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Gopher'sBakery_mqt

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McCabe'sFlooring-Mqt

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CherryCreekMkt-Mqt

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Valle'sSupermarket-Mqt

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KlumppChiropractic_Mqt

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           LaDolceVideo&Design-Mqt

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The PastaShop_Mqt

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WolverineDoorService_Mqt

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TheLooP_Mqt

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FocusSalon_Mqt

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EveryieldingFarms_Mqt

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BirchleafDesigns-Mqt

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  WinterSkyWoolCo-Negaunee

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RockRivr_FarmerMkt

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ShadyGroveFarmUP_Gwinn_FarmerMkt

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WildPages_FarmerMkt

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Want to Become Part of this Initiative???
Contact us here on this website or at our Save Marquette, SaveMI on Facebook

For more information and background on this issue:  Check our Resources page on this website for more information.

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “B.R.I.T.E Stores

  1. Suzie

    Support the businesses trying to educate the public on the BIG BOX STORE TAX RIP OFF. It hurts us all !

    1. Fran Darling Post author

      Thank you Suzie — please share on your FB and other media to spread the word!

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  3. Zelda Ziemer

    I have shopped at many of these stores and love them.
    Frobergs is a gem, they have a big and tall sizes for men and our son is tall.
    I’ll support the Service Center in Sawyer because he’s local and a Veteran.
    So happy that local stores are getting some attention.

    1. Fran Darling Post author

      We are glad to highlight and support stores that support our communities. Thanks, Zelda

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