HOLIDAY SHOPPING GOES LOCAL ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY


 

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging holiday shoppers to participate in Small Business Saturday by buying local on Saturday, November 24. This day showcases the City’s thriving small business community on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Small businesses are the backbone of the local economy, so by shopping locally, consumers play an active role in contributing to the success of the Orlando community.

To participate, shoppers can simply visit their neighborhood commercial districts and shop or dine at their favorite local businesses. Many of the City’s independent retailers and restaurants are members of Buy Local Orlando and are located within Orlando’s eight Main Street districts and Downtown Orlando.

WHEN:
Saturday, November 24, 2012

WHERE:
Local, independently-owned small businesses
Orlando Main Street districts — Audubon Park Garden District, Church Street District, College Park Partnership, Downtown South, Ivanhoe Village, Mills 50, Semoran Business Partnership, Thornton Park, http://www.cityoforlando.net/economic/mainstreet/index.htm
Buy Local Orlando retailers, BuyLocalOrlando.com
Downtown Orlando, Downtownorlando.com

BACKGROUND:
About Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday occurs between Black Friday and Cyber Monday each year.  The campaign was launched by American Express in 2010 to direct consumers to local businesses within their community. For more information about  Small Business Saturday, visit shopsmall.com.

 

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