Thursday, April 30, 2009

‘Buy local' campaigns could go out of business - Gazetee

Wheaton and Silver Spring programs not included in county executive's budget

by Amber Parcher and Jason Tomassini | Staff Writers | Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A pilot "buy local" campaign and business alliance in downtown Silver Spring and Wheaton might not continue next year because it could be cut from the county's budget, its program manager said.

Funds for Local First Wheaton and Buy Local Silver Spring, two separate programs that draw consumer attention to local businesses through marketing campaigns and sustainable business practices, were left out of the county executive's recommended fiscal 2010 budget, said Emily Adelman, the program manager for the Local First campaigns.

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