When running your weekly errands, it’s so tempting to run by the nearest big box store. While there’s nothing wrong with shopping at a big box store, there are several small businesses owned and operated in Acadiana that offer the exact same products, with more benefit than meets the eye.

When you shop at these local businesses, you’re giving your local economy a boost, keeping those dollars circulating in town vs. leaving town, you’re supporting local flavor with more variety in local shops than big box stores tend to offer, AND you’re getting rewarded for doing it. Grab Towny today! It’s the free app making it easy for YOU to choose local.

  1. There’s no need to go to the “big boy” screen printers when you need custom screen printing. Parish Ink can handle your custom screen printing jobs, and they also provide graphic design services if you need help designing your custom job. Reach out for a quote and they’ll walk you through the entire process. In addition to screen printing, Parish Ink is THE place to shop for clothing, accessories + other goods to show off your Acadiana pride. With locations in downtown Lafayette, River Ranch + Johnston St., there’s no reason not to give Parish Ink a visit!

  2. Being sick is noooo fun. Take the extra stress out of picking up your medications with a trip to Boyer’s Thrift Pharmacy. Your local pharmacy will give you extra special customer service that you just won’t find at the chain pharmacies. At Boyers you can expect quick turnaround times, home delivery + friendly staff. Now, refilling your prescriptions is even easier with their FREE app that sets reminders and helps you save on medications.

  3. Always dreamed of going to the theater without having to leave the comfort of your home? Your local audio and video equipment supplier, Audio Video Innovators, can help you achieve that dream. Get rid of that old projector and replace it with surround sound speakers, a big screen television, and the other bells and whistles that will help you bring movies to life. The experts at Audio Video Innovators will help you find the perfect products for your home. They can also diagnose any equipment issues and conduct repairs.

  4. Complete your holiday shopping AND get your prescriptions filled with the help of Towne Pharmacy. If you are in or near Broussard, Towne Pharmacy is the place to go when you want helpful, friendly service and personalized care to reach your wellness goals. The pharmacists are knowledgeable and eager to help YOU be in the best of health.

  5. The next time you need to pick up a gift, skip the mall + head straight to Cajun Creations Gifts & More. This crafty boutique sells unique handmade and artisan items, and also does on-site embroidery for those gifts you want to personalize. If you have no idea what to get your significant other, walk around Cajun Creations and be inspired with gift ideas galore.

  6. Pass on the chain drugstore and head to Neighbors Pharmacy & Gift – your local stop for prescriptions and gifts in Lafayette. Neighbors Pharmacy treats you like a true neighbor with dependable and welcoming customer service. Their staff will talk with you one-on-one about your health concerns and regularly review the medicines you are prescribed. Walk in and feel right at home.

  7. Picking up gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Chauvin’s Gifts is the place to go! Forget the crazy mall crowds and shop local for fun gifts like candles, diffusers, stationary, and all sorts of gift items for all events and occasions. Gift shopping doesn’t need to be stressful, and Chauvin’s makes sure of that!

You can find all of these local businesses on Towny – the FREE app that helps you explore Acadiana, choose local + GET REWARDED for doing so! Download it today.