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Attention Locally Owned Businesses: You're Invited to Participate in Shift Your Shopping and Plaid Friday

October 01, 2016 8:29 AM | TLC Monadnock (Administrator)


Monadnock Buy Local invites all locally owned businesses to participate in this year's Shift Your Shopping Promotion running from November 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  Shift Your Shopping includes our signature community event called Plaid Friday on Friday, November 25, 2016.

During the winter holiday season, Monadnock Buy Local works extra hard to ensure that our spending matches the community values we support.  To make our 'think local first' message stronger, we participate in the nationwide Shift Your Shopping campaign.  This movement encourages citizens to support job creation and economic growth through their holiday purchases at locally owned and independent businesses.

"I think it is important to support efforts like Shift Your Shopping because every little bit helps in a small business," said Tim Pipp, owner of Beeze Tees in Keene, NH.  "We are a close-knit community and if we can turn a few people to shop locally it impacts the community in a bigger way. Every dollar spent in a local establishment will come back into the community if we get more businesses and shoppers to support Shift Your Shopping."

Participation is free. Monadnock Buy Local will share promotional materials on its website that any business is welcome to adapt and use.  Businesses are encouraged to connect with their customers and let them know they will be open and celebrating Plaid Friday on November 25th.  Many business owners ask their staff to dress in plaid and others offer special deals to their customers to thank them for their loyalty.

This year's Shift Your Shopping and Plaid Friday sponsors include Badger Balm, Beeze Tees, Bellows-Nichols Insurance, Bergeron Construction, CC&D's Kitchen, Cheshire Horse, Green Energy Options, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Howard's Leather, Jeni Skin Care, Korvin Appliance, MB Massage Studio, Monadnock Food Co-op, Nest: Mother Child Home, One Stop Country Pet Supply, Paragon Digital Marketing, Shree's Kitchen, Steele's Stationers, Stonewall Farm, Ted's Shoe & Sport, Walpole Mountain View Winery, Walpole Valley Farms, The Works Bakery Cafe, and Yoga with Josephine.

Shift Your Shopping promotional tools, social media posts and other updates will be posted at  monadnocklocal.org/shiftyourshopping.

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