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Shop Local This Holiday Season

Posted at 5:19 AM, Sep 03, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- While some are just getting back into the swing of things, after the Labor Day weekend, now the long road to the holidays begins.

Now through November 30, 2013, there is an initiative called “Shop Small GR”. More than 50 businesses, ranging from restaurants to tattoo parlors, are encouraging everyone to spend their money locally this holiday season. Not only can you find a list of participating locations at, but you can also enter to win gift cards.

The main push behind “Shop Small GR”, is to really connect Grand Rapids residents with businesses in the area.