North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead has been working in partnership with local chambers of commerce to encourage shopping locally, not only during the holiday season but all year long.
The town has created “Shop Local” signs for eight Chambers of Commerce.
Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and board members are also urging residents to support Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, as part of a national effort to drive consumers to shop at local independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
“Downtowns are the lifeblood of our local economy, and it is our responsibility to help them flourish,” said Bosworth. “We must continue to work to grow our downtowns because when our downtown corridors succeed, so do our towns and villages. I urge everyone to support Small Business Saturday.”
The Town Board also recently approved to suspend parking meter regulations from Dec. 9 through and including Jan. 1 on Port Washington Boulevard, Main Street, Irma Avenue, South Maryland Avenue and Carlton Avenue.
The parking meters will be covered with red bags to encourage holiday shopping in town.