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. 


Bruce Garganio 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:

Independence Day


Representing all participating businesses in Shop Burlington County First

Next Tuesday will mark 241 years since America declared its independence from England near the beginning of an eight-year Revolutionary War. 

This holiday marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence and should remind us that our freedom as a nation, and individuals, has come with a great price.

Sacrifice and loyalty are virtues on which our nation was built, and those same characteristics are the foundation of our independently owned small businesses.

Enjoy your holiday. Take advantage of the many celebrations occurring around Burlington County this coming weekend.

  • Bordentown Township will host fireworks on Friday, June 30 beginning at dusk at Joseph Lawrence Park on Ward Avenue.
  • Maple Shade will have a parade Saturday, July 1 on Main Street at 1 p.m. and fireworks at the high school, 180 Frederick Ave., at 9:30 p.m.
  • Medford Township's Independence Day activities will be Saturday, July 1 at Freedom Park, 86 Union St., 6-10 p.m., concluding with fireworks.
  • Mount Holly's celebration will be Sunday, July 2 at Ironworks Park, 157 Wollner Dr. 5-11 p.m. with fireworks.
  • Valenzano Winery Independence Day Festival, Monday, July 3, 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd., Shamong, 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Evesham Township's events will be Tuesday, July 4 at Cherokee High School, Willow Bend and Tomlinson Mill Roads 7-10 p.m.
  • Riverton's all-day celebration is Tuesday, July 4, beginning with a 5K run at 8:30 a.m., parade at 10, ceremony at 11:30, games and activities until 4:30 p.m. and concluding with raft races at Riverton Yacht Club.
  • Florence Township celebrates Patriot’s Day on Saturday, July 8 beginning with a ceremony at 11 a.m. at 5th and Oak Streets, and concluding with fireworks at Veterans Park at 9 p.m.

And while visiting our downtowns, stay loyal to your hometown local businesses. They have created some special offers just for you and this holiday.

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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