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Remember to Shop Local this Holiday Season

The Uptown Merchants will be promoting Small Business Saturday (November 28) with special events planned between noon and 3:00 p.m. Activities include a visit with Santa and Frosty along with elves handing out candy canes, in addition to having Christmas Carolers, music, and a gift give-a-way for kids.


Why should you shop at a locally owned business first?  If you answered because of the 2015 Park Ridge Holiday Savings Pass, you are correct!   But there are many more important reasons to shop locally: 

  1. Support yourself: Studies show that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and its tax base.
  2. Support community groups: Many of our businesses regardless of their size have supported organizations within our City.  Let’s support them too!
  3. Keep our community unique: Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Park Ridge.   
  4. Smart choice: Shopping locally reduces pollution, saves you time, and saves you money. 
  5. Better service: Local businesses take more time to get to know their customers.  Personal service is always a plus!
  6. Invest in your community:  By shopping locally, tax money stays within the community.  
  7. Put your taxes to good use: Smaller businesses require much less infrastructure investment, making more efficient use of public services, as compared to larger, nationally owned stores.
  8. Encourage local prosperity: Entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.


Be sure to check out the savings offered by many Park Ridge merchants when you use the Park Ridge Holiday Savings Pass.  To learn more, visit , or call 847/698-3808. 

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