Buy local for the holidays in Downtown Bangor
BANGOR – Shop small and buy local this holiday season in downtown Bangor. As the backbone of the local economy, many of the Bangor’s independent, family-owned retailers and restaurants provide a quaint and relaxing getaway from the typical holiday shopping hustle. The Downtown Bangor Partnership encourages patrons to visit downtown, highlighting three special shopping events this season: Plaid Friday (Nov. 28), Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29) and Downtown Holiday Open House (Dec. 10).
Plaid Friday, Nov. 28, is an alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Why plaid? “The idea of plaid was bringing together all of the small businesses, weaving them into one strong business,” Kerri Johnson, founder of Plaid Friday, says. “Together we make a strong community.” From 10 percent discounts on your purchase if you are wearing plaid to free parking on street and in the Parking Garage, downtown businesses are finding fun ways to show their thanks for shopping local! Visit https://www.facebook.com/DowntownBangor/events for a list of participating locations and specials.
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Remember to shop local this holiday season
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is this week! Thanksgiving can be the most stressful holiday for many people. There’s a lot of preparation, travel and anxiety surrounding this traditional American family holiday, plus the ensuing mad dash for holiday bargains before the turkey has even been properly digested. Gift shopping for everyone on our lists, planning the next holiday meal, decking the halls (and trees), all the while trying to keep up with our daily lives. It’s exhausting! One way to escape the stress of the season is to make your shopping experience more enjoyable. Why not skip all the crazy, middle of the night, mad sales at those big box stores and replace that chaos with the pleasure of shopping at local, small businesses this season? You’ll even have the energy left to savor a nice lunch or coffee out with a few friends and family members! Here are four great reasons to try a new shopping experience this year:
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UMF Personnel Recognized with Second Annual Distinguished Staff Awards
FARMINGTON, ME (November 24, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington recently celebrated the skill and commitment of its outstanding staff with its second annual Distinguished Staff Award ceremony. This recognition program was created to highlight the dedicated and excellent service that UMF staff members provide every day as they work with students and their families, campus colleagues and members of the public.
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