Chicago "Buy Local" Campaign Thrives


Source: NBC Chicago

By: Alexandria Fisher

Chicago is fueling its  local economy with the help of a successful buy local campaign that encourages residents to support the small businesses in their community both during the holidays and year round.

It appears shopping local may have been a trend for two of Chicago's North Side neighborhoods.

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce promoted it's annual holiday unwrap campaign, urging holiday shoppers to invest in local retailers, and the residents responded by spending nearly $95,000 at local shops.

Nearly doubling the spending from the inaugural 2012 campaign, the chamber of commerce said it received receipt submissions from 188 participants who spent at least $300 at three different retail spaces within the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood boundaries.

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