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.
Freeholder-Director Kate Gibbs invites you to "Shop Burlington County First":
"Our buy-local program supports Burlington County's local businesses and promotes the unique goods and services they offer. Through this program, we are keeping Burlington County's local economy strong and growing."
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, the Memorial Day holiday will be recognized on Monday, May 28 but the actual date for Memorial Day is May 30, which is the following Wednesday.
It is patriotic 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 340 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 some of our businesses are promoting special offers for this Memorial Day and the start of Summer. Here are a few other special offers SBCF members have submitted to start your summer season off on the right foot:
Have a fun and relaxing summer, safe travels and don’t forget your local businesses!
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