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The Live Oak Partnership and the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to implement a Buy Local - Think Local campaign for the Live Oak community.

Through its introduction at Christmas on the Square in December, this campaign has generated a lot of interest within our local businesses, and we expect nothing less is expected as campaign leaders continue to educate the community about the vital role that local businesses play in building strong, connected and healthy economies. Statistics have shown that Buy Local campaigns do impact the way consumers shop. And since a dollar spent at a local business re-circulates at least three more times before leaving, such a campaign can help generate more local economic activity, even during these challenging times.

The steering committee for this campaign would like to work with the local business community to ensure the campaign has a positive, lasting impact. Therefore, they have scheduled an informational rally for local businesses at which they will have an opportunity to learn more about this free business marketing campaign and how to participate. This rally will feature an informative presentation, free giveaways, refreshments and promotional material for commercial use. This rally will also allow time for questions and answers and networking opportunities among local businesses.

Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m., this rally will take place at the Depot at Heritage Square, which is the renovated passenger depot adjacent to the Suwannee County Museum and the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce.

“We look forward to working with our local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce to make this campaign a successful effort to turn around our economy,” states Randy Torrance, Live Oak Partnership chairman. “It is efforts such as this that has the potential of making a great impact in the way that the local community thinks about their spending habits.”

The “Think Local” campaign is led by Stacy Chauncey of Endless Possibilities, John Dunn of Live Oak Dairy Queen, Logan Hall of Faye’s Flowers and local consumer, Beth Bush.

For additional information as it is made available, please visit the campaign at www.ShopHistoricLiveOak.com.

 

 

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