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The search engine has five categories: Shop Local, Eat Local, Local Services, Play Local, and Other, making it easy for users to localize their lifestyle and support their local economy. Once a category is selected, users can search by current location or select an address, city, state or zip code. Users also have the ability to recommend their favorite locally owned businesses.

The application is both consumer and business owner-friendly. Business owners can use the app to become a member of Independent We Stand and list their company in the database. Basic membership is free.

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