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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 
Mary Ann O'Brien invites 
you to "Shop Burlington County First": "Join in our efforts to energize the economy in Burlington County, keep it growing, and create new jobs." 



This Week's Spotlight on:

   
Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Holiday Shopping
Shop Burlington County First website
Representing ALL member businesses in the Shop Burlington County First program.

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and you have a long weekend to plan something special as President’s Day is Monday and a holiday for many.

Need some ideas? Let Shop Burlington County First participating businesses help you out!

You can browse through the Directory to find a business near you, like Bordentown and all the novelty shops in the vicinity of Farnsworth Avenue. Or Mount Holly and the Mill Race area where you will be certain to find that distinctive gift.

You can search by 1 of 48 different categories. There are 41 Retail entries. You’ll find jewelers, specialty shops, florists, confectioneries and many more.

Liquor/Packaged Goods/Wine lists businesses with the some of the finest selections in the area.
Personal Care/Professional Services provides references to high quality fitness and physical training facilities where you can find a personalized program for someone you care about.

Or, you can show your love by purchasing Burlington Bucks – in $10 and $25 increments – to give as a perfect gift. They can be used at most of the more than 300 businesses listed in the Shop Burlington County First Directory to support your neighborhood business and the local economy. What a perfect gift!

Check out where to buy Burlington Bucks!

Many of our participating businesses have created special offers just for you! Take a look and consider:
Bakanas Flowers and Gifts in Marlton has extended hours with the same great customer service for Valentine’s Day Weekend.
People Papers in Bordentown is offering 50% off a full- or half-page ad and free color on any size ad for March or April editions!
TBS Salon and Spa in Burlington City will discount any of their Redken products – buy one, get second at half price until March 31.
Aunt Selma’s Gourmet Chocolates in Moorestown – get $2 off a tray of chocolate dipped strawberries. Can you stand it?
Magic Touch Painting in Florence is offering half off one bedroom if you get two other bedrooms painted.
The Computer Specialist in Medford will discount any in-store item 10% on Valentine’s Day.
You can get 6 lessons for $159 or 8 lessons for $205 at the New Jersey School of Music in Medford.
More Than Gifts in Marlton is offering $5 off a dozen mouth-watering chocolate-covered pretzels in a rose box.
Edward J. Post in Medford is willing to educate anyone interested in how to qualify for surety bonds when doing business with the government.
Anointed Ads in Willingboro will discount any website design package 15%.
28 East Gallery in Burlington City has floral works of art for 10% off!
Richardson’s Flowers in Medford is offering 20% off any purchase of $25 or more – use coupon code LOVEU.
Cheerful Dreams in Mt. Holly’s Mill Race Village is offering 10% off all pendulums all month!

 

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!


OUR SPONSORS:

 
Burlington County
Board of Chosen Freeholders

 
Burlington County
Bridge Commission

 

Burlington County
Regional
Chamber of Commerce 

 
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