Every week, we'll shine the SPOTLIGHT on a local business in the "Shop Burlington County First" program, the "buy local" initiative created by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and its regional partners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Bruce Garganio invites
you to "Shop Burlington County First": "Join in our efforts to energize the economy in Burlington County, keep it growing, and create new jobs."
Memorial Day traditionally has marked the beginning of Summer – warmer weather, outdoor recreation, trips to the shore, vacations, barbecues.
But it is a solemn federal holiday, a time for remembering Americans who died while serving in the Armed Forces. This year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 29 but the actual designated date is Tuesday, May 30.
The holiday originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. Later, Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.
Remember to fly your U.S. flag. Protocol is to raise the flag to the top of the staff and then immediately lower it to the half-staff position, where it remains until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
Memorial Day also marks a day off — a three-day weekend for many working Americans — and an opportunity to purchase those items that we haven’t gotten around to buying.
Keep your local merchants in mind when you shop. Many are open to serve you and NOT home with their families and friends, so buy local – you’re likely to see your neighbors there too!.
There are 338 businesses—and growing—participating in the Burlington County First program. Take a minute to browse the Directory and check out the variety of merchants. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
And here are special offers being offered by some of our businesses just for Memorial Day and the start of Summer:
If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlco businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!
For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy. When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.
How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Chamber of Commerce
Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce
County Board of Agriculture
Delran Business Association
Downtown Bordentown Association
Florence Twp. Economic Development Committee
Greater Burlington Chamber
Greater Lumberton Regional Business Association
Main Street Mount Holly
Maple Shade Business Association
Marlton Business Association
Medford Business Association
Moorestown Business Association
Northern Burlington Regional Chamber
Riverside Business Association
Southampton Twp. Business Association