Senate Adopts Buy Nearby Weekend Resolution

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LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday adopted Senate Resolution 102 to name Oct. 7 and 8, 2017 as Buy Nearby Weekend in the state of Michigan.

“Supporting local businesses results in more than 850,000 jobs across the state,” said Senator Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, sponsor of SR 102. “If we commit to supporting local businesses, we could help create 74,000 additional Michigan jobs and $9 billion in additional economic activity when residents ‘Buy Nearby.’”

The Buy Nearby campaign, now in its fifth year, encourages everyone to buy from their locally owned retail businesses. Each year, the Buy Nearby campaign brings recognition to local businesses during the first weekend in October. Supporting local businesses, and job creators in general, plays an integral part in both growing and sustaining Michigan’s recovering economy.

On Oct. 7 and 8, many local businesses across the state will offer special events, sales and merchandise to attract customers to their locally owned and operated places of business. The hope is to teach consumers about the impact they have on Michigan’s economy when they support their local retailers.

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Photo Caption: Sen. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, is joined by Buy Nearby Guy at the Michigan Capitol.