Community Board 9 Brooklyn Launches SHOP LOCAL to Support Local Merchants

Date posted: December 30, 2014

shop_local_3SHOP LOCAL CB9 is sponsored by PLS Financial, in conjunction with the Parkside Empire Flatbush Avenue Merchants Association, the Nostrand Avenue Merchants Association and Community Board 9’s Economic Development Committee will launch it’s 2 ½ month program to promote it’s small businesses for the 2014 holiday season. A press conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM in front of Community Board 9’s office, 890 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (between Carroll and President Streets) to kick off this program.

shop_local_2Approximately 150 small businesses in Community District 9 are participating in the three major event days: Saturday, November 29th: “Get to know your local Merchants”; Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th: “Shop Local for the Holidays”. Shop Local will encourage residents to support their local merchants, by creating visibility and foot traffic through decorations, seasonal giveaways, free beverages, food and seasonal activities on event days. The individual merchants will be offering promotions to the shoppers as well as a limited supply of reusable shopping bags. The program will be supported through print, media, the merchant associations, the merchants and Community Board 9.

shop_local_4Pia Raymond, Vice Chair of CB9’s Economic Development Committee notes: “We have merchants who have been committed to the vitality of our local economy for decades and newly established small businesses that are catalyzing its growth. Shop Local CB9 is igniting the energy of our business owners and residents to Shop Local, Shop Small and support our business community this holiday season.”

Thank you to PLS Financial as “Event Sponsor” through its 5 consumer financial service offices in our district for providing the funds and playing a leadership role in supporting our community.

We invite you to attend this press event to support our efforts.



Pearl Miles
District Manager, CB9 Brooklyn

Pia Raymond, Shop Local Manager, CB9 EDC


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