FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
Heather Fagan (407) 246-3423
Holiday Shopping Goes Local on Small Business Saturday
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging holiday shoppers to participate
in Small Business Saturday by buying local on Saturday, November 24.
This day showcases the City’s thriving small business community on the
biggest shopping weekend of the year. Small businesses are the backbone
of the local economy, so by shopping locally, consumers play an active
role in contributing to the success of the Orlando community.
To participate, shoppers can simply visit their neighborhood commercial
districts and shop or dine at their favorite local businesses. Many of
the City’s independent retailers and restaurants are members of Buy
Local Orlando and are located within Orlando’s eight Main Street
districts and Downtown Orlando.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Local, independently-owned small businesses
Orlando Main Street districts -- Audubon Park Garden District, Church
Street District, College Park Partnership, Downtown South, Ivanhoe
Village, Mills 50, Semoran Business Partnership, Thornton Park, http://www.cityoforlando.net/economic/mainstreet/index.htm
Buy Local Orlando retailers, BuyLocalOrlando.com
Downtown Orlando, Downtownorlando.com
About Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday occurs between Black Friday and Cyber Monday
each year. The campaign was launched by American Express in 2010 to
direct consumers to local businesses within their community. For more
information about Small Business Saturday, visit shopsmall.com.