Winnebago Buy Local brings businesses together for a one-stop holiday shop

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- One local organization is making it easier to check some Christmas gifts off your list by bringing local businesses together for a one-stop holiday market.

Winnebago Buy Local hosts A Local Holiday Market this afternoon where more than 30 local businesses come together so people can shop locally at one location. Winnebago Buy Local says the market is a great way for small businesses to network with one another while encouraging people to buy local during the holiday season.

"All of the gifts here today are unique so you're not going to have something for a gift that everyone else has, and that's the thing about buying locally it kind of keeps us from becoming a cookie cutter place to be and helps pride and ownership in the community, and just you know bringing it altogether full circle,” said executive director of Winnebago Buy Local Lauren Davis.

Winnebago Buy Local hopes the holiday market will encourage people to buy from local businesses all year round to support our local economy.