Molly Brown

Nov 25 2019

Shop Local this Holiday Season – And Everyday!


This holiday season – and every day after it – we are promoting the growth of hometown businesses and the local community by encouraging everyone to Shop Local!

Shopping near home is important to the vitality of our local communities, and you can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts not often found elsewhere.

Learn more about Hills Bank’s Shop Local program and why it is important to shop local this holiday season:

Both business and individuals can support Shop Local 365 in a variety of ways.


If you are a local business, please support our Shop Local 365 program in the following ways:

  • Display the Shop Local window decal so shoppers know you are a locally owned and operated business. If you have not received a window decal in the mail, or would like more, please contact Tara Horesowsky at or call Tara at 319-358-2261.
  • Visit, share suggested posts promoting Shop Local on your own social media channels, and download our Shop Local logo.


By shopping at businesses with our Shop Local 365 logo, you can feel good about your holiday spending while supporting our local merchants.

  • Share a photo of yourself at your favorite local shopping spot to our Facebook page. The goal is to make it as fun as possible, so  if you’re at the local coffee shop, you could take a fun selfie with your favorite drink.
  • By choosing to shop locally, you are not only helping your town prosper, you also receive benefits that only a local business can provide.
    • Employment
      Hometown businesses employ local residents, creating jobs for you as well as your friends, family, and neighbors.
    • Quality Merchandise
      When you buy locally, you find unique products and services that serve as great gifts. You know the reputation of the business and if you are unhappy with a purchase, they will make sure you are satisfied.
    • Economic Development
      Every dollar spent here will circulate numerous times throughout the community. This economic growth will attract businesses, create jobs, and improve local quality of life.
    • Personal Service
      Local merchants combine expertise and personal attention to create a memorable shopping experience. They will always help you find what you are looking for.

We thank you for your support of this program and appreciate your roles as merchants and consumers in our community. Please don’t forget to share your favorite place to shop local to our Facebook page! To learn more about the Shop Local program visit

Molly Brown

About Molly Brown

Molly Brown is Vice President, Commercial Banking at Hills Bank’s Coralville location. She has been at Hills Bank since 2012 helping small businesses and individuals with their banking needs. Molly has two daughters and a black lab named Junie B. She is an active volunteer in her community, serving on boards with Junior Achievement, Old Brick, Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, and Team Breast Friends. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Molly can be reached at

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