Economic Development Launches “Calvert Shop Local” Campaign
News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Oct. 7, 2019 – The Calvert County Department of Economic Development invites the local business community to participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 through its “Calvert Shop Local” campaign.
Falling on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, locally-owned shops and businesses across the nation offer special events and promotions during Small Business Saturday as an incentive for residents to do more holiday spending within their own community.
“Spending your hard-earned dollars in your own community helps sustain and create jobs for residents – your neighbors,” said Calvert County Economic Development Director Kelly Robertson-Slagle. “Shopping locally increases the tax base of our county, ultimately creating a thriving community and better quality of life for all.”
Calvert County businesses holding an event or offering coupons or discounts for holiday shoppers on Nov. 30 are encouraged to contact the Department of Economic Development to be listed on the Calvert Shop Local page of the eCalvert.com website. For more information, please contact Business Retention Specialist Kathy MacAdams at 410-535-4583 or Kathy.MacAdams@calvertcountymd.gov.
When promoting their participation, businesses are encouraged to use the #CalvertShopLocal social media hashtag and campaign logo, which is available on the Calvert Shop Local webpage at www.eCalvert.com/CalvertShopLocal.
Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, U.S. consumers spent a reported $17.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday, according to the 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. Small Business Saturday spending across the nation has reached an estimated $103 billion since the day was founded by American Express in 2010.
The Department of Economic Development monitors economic trends and executes business programs that complement Calvert County in order to attract and retain strong, healthy and dynamic companies of all sizes and industries. Learn more about Calvert County Economic Development at www.eCalvert.com.
Find information on Calvert County Government services online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.
To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II