Pasadena Business Association Shop Local Festival 2019
PBA Shop Local Festival 2019
And the Winner of the $50 gift card to Two Rivers Fish and Steak House is…… (check out the video)
We want to congratulate our winner, Leah Cluney, for being the winner of our drawing at the 2019 Pasadena Business Association Shop Local Festival. The festival was held at Lake Shore Plaza in Pasadena on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Saturday was a gorgeous day in Pasadena. It was a perfect day for our local businesses to gather to show our appreciation for our great community.
There were about 30 local businesses that set up in the Lake Shore Plaza parking lot for a great 5 hour Shop Local event. We had a putting hole set up for the kids to have some fun at our booth and fun was had by all at the event.
We were fortunate to have our whole team participate at some point during the event, and they had a blast. At the bottom of this post you will see videos of them dancing along with the great music played by DJ Marcus at the event.
Why Shop Local?
Larry Sells made a very compelling speech when it comes to shopping local. A lot of local organizations, such as Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Schools, Youth Sports Leagues, etc. are always reaching out to local businesses for support and sponsorships. So when the members of these organizations shop, they need to keep in mind and try the local businesses that are supporting them. Because if they do not, they will find that the local businesses that they have reached out for support in the past, will no longer be around to support them.
And do you think the big box stores, online retailers, or cartoon animal mascot insurance companies are going to support small local community organizations? I don’t think they will offer any support at this level.
So when you are spending your money, spend it with companies that support your community. Because if you don’t, those great, community supporting small businesses will become more scarce and raising money for your organizations will become more difficult.
For example, Lauer’s Supermarket has given over a MILLION DOLLARS back to our local schools and organizations. Huff Insurance has given over $200,000 in the past 10 years back to our community.
And I am sure there are countless other local businesses that have given back plenty to our community.