Every week, we'll shine the SPOTLIGHT on a local business in the "Shop Burlington County First" program, the "buy local" initiative created by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and its regional partners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 


Freeholder-Director Kate Gibbs invites you to "Shop Burlington County First":
"Our buy-local program supports Burlington County's local businesses and promotes the unique goods and services they offer. Through this program, we are keeping Burlington County's local economy strong and growing." 

This Week's Spotlight on:

This Week’s SPOTLIGHT On:
Arts Guild New Jersey

400-B High Steet
Burlington City


Representing Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce 

Established in 1998, Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Burlington. The Guild presents a variety of arts programs (visual, performing, literary, culinary, media) for the benefit of New Jersey residents, along with education and service resources for individual artists and arts organizations.

Arts Guild New Jersey will present the 2018 Burlington Restaurant Ramble from May 18-27 a 10-day, two-weekend invitation to sample the top-quality cuisine of 22 Burlington restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, pubs and ice cream parlors. 

When a customer makes a food or beverage purchase at a participating Restaurant Ramble eatery, they receive a stamp on a Restaurant Ramble Passport; 3 stamps from 3 eateries allows the Passport to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Each restaurant has its own specials and discounts throughout the 10 days.

There is no cost to obtain a Restaurant Ramble Passport, which can be downloaded for free at the Arts Guild New Jersey website www.artsguildnj.org. Links to participating restaurants and their menus are also available on the site.

The 2018 Burlington Restaurant Rambleis one of several gala events Burlington hosts in May, starting May 12 with the Ship-to-Shore Festival and Jeeps on the Waterfront at the Promenade from 12 noon-6 p.m., the Burlington Day One World Festival May 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a 5K Run from 10-11 a.m. all at the Promenade, the May 20 Antique Show & Garden Market at Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium at 424 High St. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., a May 20 special workshop by Broadway props and special effects artist Jennie Marino at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts at 432 High St. from 1-3 p.m., a May 24 Summer Concert on the Waterfront from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Promenade and the annual Memorial Day Parade set for May 28 at City Hall, 525 High St. at 9 a.m..

33 White St.
Mount Holly
33 White St.
Mount Holly
33 White St.
Mount Holly

Why Buy Local?

If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlco businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!

For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy.  When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.

How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:

  • Keep Burlington County's economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County's 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses 
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

Make your Pledge to Shop Burlington County!


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