SHOP LOCAL USA

"Our mission is to provide world-wide exposure for our local businesses via a unique artistic expression of cities, towns and communities presented in a "Digital Tour" format so that potential customers can shop and buy local in a fun,interesting,educational and convenient way."

About Us

The best way to get more customers is to show them a map to the front door of a business. Over the years, we have produced many caricature maps featuring local businesses with much success and now, information about any local business can be available on our website providing even more exposure.

People everywhere love to collect our renditions and many have them framed and hanging in their offices or homes.  We launched this on-line store so you can start your collection!

While we will produce and distribute full color printed versions of our maps, the real value is an all new unique digital microsite strategy designed to provide our locals with world-wide exposure on the Internet via the latest technology available.  Details and information utilizing digital links such as a business telephone, email, website, Facebook, Twitter, a Google map to a business address and other links are designed specifically to showcase a local business and create accessibility with a simple click of the mouse.

A.G. Crowe, a successful businessman for many decades while serving as a school board member and state legislator, started one of his first businesses in Slidell (St. Tammany Office Products) by sponsoring a caricature poster map with his friend and artist, Ron Barthet. The project was so successful that dozens of new projects featuring businesses from various towns and cities have since been produced.

A.G. served 8 years in the House of Representatives and 8 years in the Louisiana Senate leading the charge for lower taxes, upholding family values, job opportunities and educational initiatives. He is a native of New Orleans and earned his business degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.

He has been an active member of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce for over 35 years and has served as a board member and President of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. His community service also includes serving in leadership positions of the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, Lions, and is a 2-time Paul Harris Rotarian.

A.G. is married to Linda who recently retired as a kindergarten teacher at Bonne Ecole in Slidell. They have 2 children and 7 grandchildren and reside in Pearl River, Louisiana.

“On behalf of our city and myself, I would like to recommend and endorse the Shop Local project.  It is a comprehensive site with just about everything you’d want to know about the greater Covington area and features our local businesses while drawing attention to the importance of shopping and buying locally.  We strongly encourage all of our businesses such as doctors, attorneys, real estate firms and professional offices participate and support this worthwhile undertaking.”

Mike Cooper

Mayor, City of Covington