I just read this post from traciedesigns and I had to share it too because I think it is a great idea.
I'm sure everyone has noticed lots of local businesses disappearing in the last 6 months to a year. I know I've lost a couple of favorite spots (including my beloved Katzenbergs). The 3/50 Project is simple: pick 3 local, independently owned businesses you really like and commit to spending $50 a month in each.
For more info, background and some great statistics, visit the 3/50 Project website.
I'm on board, how about you? If so, spread the word!