Winnebago Buy Local Presents A Local Holiday Market 2013

Shop Local For The Holidays Once Again!

wbl(Rockford, IL) – “A Local Holiday Market 2013” happens on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rockford University’s Regents Hall (5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108). Presented by Winnebago Buy Local, and sponsored by Spice Galleria, Alpine Body Shop, and Fit Me Wellness, you will get to experience an amazing, holiday-themed, shopping market filled with only locally owned businesses!

With a shorter shopping season this year, A Local Holiday Market 2013 helps you support and shop at your favorite local businesses – all in one spot! “The people in our community are yearning and succeeding to grasp the BUY LOCAL movement, so we wanted to bring together our areas favorite LOCAL businesses into one place for one day and let the folks in our community support their local businesses in a very big way!” says Lauren Davis, Director of Winnebago Buy Local. “Last year’s Market had over 30 businesses with over 1000 shoppers throughout the day – we are expecting more for this year’s event. It will be fun for every age group and every walk of life, as well as benefit our community!”

Businesses at A Local Holiday Market 2013 are 100% local, grassroots, homegrown businesses. By supporting businesses such as these, up to sixty-eight cents of every dollar spent with them stays in the local economy on average, which is significantly more than if one buys from other types of businesses. Supporting locally owned businesses such as these allows a community to retain more of its wealth while becoming a unique place to live, work, and visit. Winnebago Buy Local, a not-for-profit group based in Rockford, IL, supports locally owned businesses such as these for the benefit of our region.

In addition, Winnebago Buy Local will have representatives from Rosie’s Birthday Club gift-wrapping your local gifts on-site for a donation so you can do a complete, one-stop LOCAL shopping trip this year while also helping a local charity help local children who, under various circumstances, may otherwise not receive recognition on their special day.

Special note: the first 100 families through the door of A Local Holiday Market 2013 will receive a commemorative, reusable tote bag filled with LOCAL business goodies to help remind them to buy local during the holiday season, as well as all year long.

“A Local Holiday Market 2013” is happening Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Rockford University’s Burpee Center/Regent’s Hall (2ndFloor), 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Event admission and parking are free. All ages are welcome to attend, and the venue is handicapped accessible.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ALocalHolidayMarket. Twitter: @buywbl

**Note – press release written by Jon Weber

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