Be Vocal. Shop Local. The National Shop Local Biz celebration is Saturday November 30th. Please venture out and support your favorite locally owned shops that day.
Locally Owned Tallahassee [LOT] is an organization of locally owned and operated independent businesses and community organizations that have joined together to promote the benefits of shopping locally.
LOT was created to ensure the success of Tallahassee's local independent businesses so that we can continue to contribute to Tallahassee's rich character and vibrant quality of life. By preserving what is unique about our city, we can avoid becoming "Anywhere, USA."
Buy local whenever possible. Every time you spend a dollar at local, independent businesses you not only impact the cultural vitality of our community, but you also help build a stronger local economy.
LOCAL BUSINESS SATURDAYS
Local Business Saturday' is an economic development initiative created by Tallahassee Mayor John Marks in collaboration with local business leaders, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Locally Owned Tallahassee and Market District Tallahassee. Help us rebuild our economy by shopping locally the second Saturday of each month in 2012.
Studies have shown that for every $100 spent at a local business, an average of $68 remains in the local economy. And for every year over the past decade, 60% to 80% of all new jobs were created by small businesses.
The second Saturday of a local each month will be a 'Local Business Saturday', where residents are encouraged to purchase at least one product or service frombusiness. To provide an added incentive for customers, businesses are encouraged to offer special sales or promotions on 'Local Business Saturday'.
With customers and businesses working together to promote local shopping, we can revitalize Tallahassee's economy and pull ourselves out of the recession.