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." 

This Week's Spotlight on:

Memorial Day/Summer




Representing all participating members of Shop Burlington County First

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:

  • Anointed Ads in Mt. Laurel will discount any web site design 15%.
  • Jersey Pines Overhead Doors in Tabernacle will discount maintenance calls by $10.
  • JB Bakery in Burlington City has discount coupons on their web site good through May 30.
  • YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. in Medford is offering $50 off registration for Summer Camp 2017 (mention Shop Burlington County First - promo code Burlco17); expires Aug. 31, 2017.
  • Dr. Travel and Cruises in Medford would like to thank ALL veterans by offering them 5% off all vacation packages until June 9, 2017 (some restrictions).
  • Cornerstone Bank has 18-month Certificate of Deposits with a 1.25% annual percentage yield to save for college tuition or that special vacation.
  • Randy Now’s Man Cave in Bordentown City will be open Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday and Monday from 12 noon-4 p.m.
  • The Original Lakes Appliance and TV in Mount Holly and Medford still has deals on gas, charcoal and electric grills, many brands and many sizes.
  • Inspire Fit and Fight in Hainesport is offering 10% discount on 3-month membership to get in shape for the summer.
  • Edward J. Post Company, Inc. in Medford is offering a free evaluation to determine if your business qualifies for government contract.
  • Philip’s Furniture and Antiques in Burlington City marking down selected items 15% on May 30 & 31.
  • Village at Taunton Forge in Medford is growing with more than 14 stores conveniently located at Tuckerton Road and Taunton Boulevard, from restaurants to cards and gifts to wines and liquors, with many items at discounted prices!
  • Taunton Forge Liquors in Medford is offering special discounts for Memorial Day to kick off the Summer.
  • Bright Cleaners in Medford will launder your shirts for $1.25 each (on hanger) and offering 5-piece special for $19.95 (including coats, dresses and special care items).
  • Breakthru Physical Therapy and Fitness in Medford is offering their 21-Day Jump Start Program for just $99 to start toning that beach body!

Why Buy Local?

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:

  • Keep Burlington County's economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County's 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses 
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

Make your Pledge to Shop Burlington County!


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