Last week, we shared some data about the economic impact of doing your holiday shopping with local, independent businesses. While the desire to support local business is great, it is sometimes hard to know what local businesses are operating near you. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season, the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA) is making it easy for you to find a big variety of local businesses, all in one place.
December 5-7,2014, La Cocina, an SFEDA organization, and Do415 are hosting El Mercado, a Holiday Market at Ghirardelli Square. This event features, food, music, and fun, as well as shopping with over 30 local, independent businesses. This is a great opportunity to get your shopping done in one place and support our local economy. You’ll meet the business owners while enjoying the festive holiday atmosphere in Ghirardelli Square.
If you can’t make it to Ghirardelli Square this weekend, don’t forget that you can find OBDC borrowers on our website.
- Looking for jewelry? You can’t go wrong with D&H Sustainable Jewelers.
- Give the gift of pampering with Manifesta.
- Awesome Bars are perfect stocking stuffers.
Let us know where you’re shopping by tweeting @obdc_finance #ShopLocal!