Winnebago Buy Local Presents "A Local Holiday Market 2012"

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ROCKFORD (WIFR)-- “A Local Holiday Market 2012” will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rockford College Regents Center (5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108). Presented by Winnebago Buy Local, and sponsored by Photobooth Rockford, Cherry Valley Landscape Center, and Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, you will get to experience a holiday-themed shopping market filled with only locally owned businesses! Support and shop at your local businesses this holiday,all in one spot!

“Winnebago County is latching onto the great idea of "Shopping Local," so we decided to, once again this year, bring a bunch of local businesses into one place for one day and let the folks in our community support their local businesses in a very big way!” says Lauren Davis, Director of Winnebago Buy Local.

“Last year’s Market had over 20 businesses with hundreds of shoppers – we are expecting the same –or more- for this year’s 30+ businesses. It will be a lot of fun for all!” Businesses at A Local Holiday Market 2012 are only local, unique, non-franchised, non-independent representative driven businesses. By supporting businesses such as these, up to sixty-eight cents of every dollar spent with them stays in the local economy, which is significantly more than if one buys from other types of businesses. Supporting locally owned businesses such as these allows a community to retain more of its wealth while becoming a unique place to live, work, and visit. Winnebago Buy Local, a not-for-profit group based in Rockford, IL, supports locally owned, non-franchised businesses such as these for the benefit of our region.

“A Local Holiday Market 2012” is happening Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Rockford College’s Burpee Center/Regent’s Hall (2nd Floor), 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Event admission and parking are free. All ages are welcome to attend, and the venue is handicapped accessible.

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