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." 

This Week's Spotlight on:

This Week’s SPOTLIGHT On:
Memorial Day/Start of 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, 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:

  • Staybridge Suites Philadelphia-Mt. Laurel will offer discounted rates to kick off the summer season (mention Celebrate the Season for special rates).
  • Village at Taunton Forge in Medford now has 16 stores and restaurants providing great deals.
  • Taunton Forge Liquors in Medford can “deal’’ with your holiday celebration.
  • You can enjoy a sampler pack of all four flavors of Bella's Biscotti in Medford for only $20 (plus shipping or can be picked up locally in Medford).
  • Join our Lightbridge Academy family in Mt. Laurel and receive $100 off your first month’s tuition. 
  • JB Bakery in Burlington will discount a 7-inch fresh-cut Strawberry & Whipped Cream Cake by $2.
  • Looking to do government work?  More than likely you will need to submit and “bond” with your quote. Edward J. Post Company Inc. in Medford will conduct free an interview, and guide you and your business through the underwriting process.
  • Promo Craze in Florence has Red, White and Blue car flags for $11 each
  • South Jersey Driving School in Moorestown will deduct $25 off any lesson package (just say SUMMER when you call).
  • You can save $200 on any camp session at Liberty Lake Day Camp in Mansfield.
  • Albert V. Jaskol Agency Inc. in Burlington will give you a free gift with any quote before Memorial Day.
  • Doctor Travel Inc. in Medford will be offering discounts on all vacation packages to military personal.

Have a fun and relaxing summer, safe travels and don’t forget your local businesses! 

33 White St.
Mount Holly
33 White St.
Mount Holly
33 White St.
Mount Holly

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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