Chamber Activities


Buy Local

“Buy Local Buy Sumter” originated as the focus of the City of Livingston, with the help of the Sumter County AL Chamber of Commerce and the University of West Alabama to spur the local economy. It has been recently been adopted by the Chamber of Commerce to include all of Sumter County.

The objective of this campaign is to try to get the citizens of Sumter County to shop locally first, both in retail and service industries.

Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt said, “most local residents do not realize the value of shopping at home first. Some 80 percent of local employees are employed by local merchants and $.68 of every dollar is re-circulated in the community. If everyone in this community and this county looked to their local merchants first, before they drove out of town [to shop] for what ever it is, you’d be surprised [to see how] much better your services and your overall community could be helped just by giving them a chance.”

Supporting our local small businesses:

  • Austins Steakhouse
  • Coffee Shop on Monroe
  • Diamond Jims
  • Dogwood Florist, Gifts & Clothier
  • Farm & Builders Supply
  • it’s all in the past antiques
  • Livingston Auto Parts
  • Sumter Supply
  • The Drug Store
  • The Studio/SH Designs Art Studio
  • York Drug Store