Buy Local This Holiday Season

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OSWEGO, NY – This holiday season, shop your locally-owned independent retailers and make a difference.

When buying products you should not only look for the best price, but also what is best for your community.

Retailers in Oswego are hosting a Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 16, from noon to 5 p.m.

Downtown Oswego has a growing variety of new and unique stores to provide those high quality gifts you want for your family and friends.

Get exceptional gifts and make a positive impact on your local economy.

A desire to support locally owned businesses is emerging as a factor in people’s shopping choices.

Every $100 you spend at a locally-owned business keeps $68 in the community.

One factor is that local businesses employ local residents and buy many of their goods and services from other local businesses.

“It’s heartening to see that so many consumers understand the important role independent retailers play in their communities – and that they are increasingly choosing to ‘shop local.’ Study after study has made clear that locally owned businesses have a far greater positive economic impact on their communities, contribute more to local charities, and are largely responsible for our towns and cities retaining their unique characteristics,” said Oren J. Teicher, chief operating officer of the American Booksellers Association.

Supporting locally owned businesses provides more than economic benefits.

Our downtown and local stores offer a different experience, less stressful and more in keeping with the hometown holiday spirit.

Stay home for the holidays this year!

Enjoy our historic buildings, spend the time you save socializing with friends and neighbors, and support enterprises created by our fellow Oswegonians with the extra dollars you save in gas.

Join in the festivities in Oswego on Nov. 16 to find that special gift for that special someone.