WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- A group of local businesses is getting a boost Tuesday night at Winnebago Buy Local 2014 kickoff celebration.
There are over 140 locally owned businesses associated with Winnebago Buy Local. The event was exclusive to businesses where they could network and support one another. Executive Director Lauren Davis the group believes in supporting local business to help grow the economy and make our region unique from other places.
"Buying local is really important for our community because it provides jobs. It also brings more money back into the community through taxes and other expenditures," Davis said.
The next buy local event will take place on April 17th.