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By John Greenberg, Mount Pleasant Communications and Marketing Coordinator
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (October 22, 2020) – The Town of Mount Pleasant has partnered with Lowcountry Local First, a non-profit organization that fosters a better environment for creating and sustaining local businesses, in support of Buy Local Season. The Buy Local Season campaign’s goal is to keep holiday dollars flowing within our community by choosing to support our neighbors and friends who work hard to keep our community so unique. When you support locally owned businesses, 45% of those dollars spent stay within our community as opposed to only 14% when choosing to buy from non-local businesses. This influx of revenue is essential for local business growth, strong schools, improved infrastructure, and overall increased quality of life.
Mayor Will Haynie echoed the Town’s excitement by adding, “The Town of Mount Pleasant is thrilled to partner with Lowcountry Local First for Buy Local Season. We are thankful for all of our local businesses that call Mount Pleasant home and are looking forward to shopping local for the upcoming holiday season.”
Non-business members can cast a vote for Mom and Pop businesses by signing a pledge to shift a minimum of 10% of their holiday spending to local businesses. To become a Buy Local Champion, you can donate $20 or more to the campaign to receive a "Vote for Mom & Pop” yard sign. By donating $50 or more to the campaign, you'll get a yard sign and be listed as a Champion supporter on the BuyLocalChs.com supporter page. Learn how to donate here.
Current business members in the retail, food and beverage, and personal service sectors are encouraged to list holiday offerings, hours, website, and more on the BuyLocalChs website - simply complete this brief form. After being submitted, the webpage will feature your holiday offers for all visitors to see!
Keep an eye out for the Shop & Dine Local street banners popping up along Coleman Boulevard and beyond! Look for Town Proud Certified Local businesses as you travel through the community. Mount Pleasant Town Proud Certified local businesses are members of a Town business program that celebrates and promotes the character, flavor, and culture of this place we call home. Local business owners can learn more about the Town Proud Certified Local business program and apply here.
Remember to follow the Town of Mount Pleasant and Experience Mount Pleasant on social media for exclusive Buy Local Season posts!