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Support local artisans at The Westport Library's Mini Makers Market on December 9th from 10-4. 

Check out more local craft shows this holiday season:

CraftWestport 2017  11/4 from 10-6 and 11/5 from 10-5
@ Staples High School on 70 North Ave, Westport, CT

American Artisan Show 11/4 from 10-5 and 11/5 from 10-4
@ Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT

Holiday Boutique by the Women's Club of Greenwich 11/10 from 10-5 and 11/11 from 10-4
@ 89 Maple Ave, Greenwich, CT 

Holiday Craft Expo 11/11 from 11-5 
@ Fairfield YMCA 841 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Ridgefield Women's Club Craft Fair  11/18 10-4
@
 East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT

Stratford St. James Christmas Fair 11/19 from 10-4 
@ St. James school 50 Harvey Place, Stratford, CT

JCC of Greater New Haven Craft & Gift Fair  12/3 10-4 
@ JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

Ongoing:

RAC Holiday Gift Show  11/18-12/24 Tues-Sat 11-5
@ Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT

Thank You For Choosing Local

Backyard Creative was engaged to create an infographic that celebrates consumers’ choice to shop locally for both their business and personal needs, and showcases the cascade of positive effects their choice generates. For full text article. 

Why buy local? Keep your money where your heart is.

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. For full text article.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday - November 25th 2017

The shopping day was first conceived of by American Express in 2009 in an effort to help small companies still mired in the recession. (SBS officially launched in 2010.) And it proved effective. In 2012, consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion at small retailers on Small Business Saturday. By 2015, that amount nearly tripled to $16.2 billion. For full text article.