Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Support Local Retailers

Frederick County is blessed with a superb business community; during theupcoming holiday season we encourage you to support our local retail establishments and buy locally. By doing so you help preserve and grow our diverse economy. Frederick County businesses offer a broad range of gifts including home d├ęcor items, antiques, jewelry, electronics, recreational and sporting goods, great foods and clothing, along with many other specialized and unique offerings.

For local gift-giving ideas, we encourage you to visit the Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Web site at www.discoverfrederickmd.com. Our “Homegrown Here” and “Buy Local, Buy Fresh” campaigns are exciting and consumer-friendly. The Virtual Farmers’ Market link is designed for Frederick County agricultural producers to sell and promote their products online. Additionally, you may want to visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website at www.fredericktourism.org for shopping and dining suggestions and to find out about festive holiday events.

After an exhilarating day of shopping at some of the hundreds of retailers in downtown Frederick, and from Brunswick to Emmitsburg and Mount Airy to Myersville, we encourage you to dine at some of the many outstanding restaurants throughout Frederick County.

Thank you for supporting our local economy; we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

Laurie M. Boyer, CEcD
Executive Director
Frederick County Office of Economic Development