November 23, 2021

County Encourages Residents to Shop Local, and Look for ‘MoCo Made’ Products, During the Holiday Season

As the world continues to emerge from the still-present COVID-19 health crisis, many aspects of life continue to reach toward conditions that were once considered normal. Among those is holiday shopping, and as the shopping season approaches, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is leading the County’s “shop local” campaign with a focus on #KeepingMoneyinMontgomery.

The efforts start with “Small Business Saturday,” which has become a national tradition to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving—one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Visit Montgomery, the County’s organization dedicated to promoting the endless art, entertainment, attractions, historical sites and businesses, is advocating for residents to take advantage of the long holiday weekend to not only shop local, but to explore the unique opportunities offered throughout the County. More information is available at

The Montgomery County Food Council is urging residents to not only shop in local stores, but also to look for food and products generated in the County. Its “MoCo Made” campaign aims to help people find those locally made products. Learn more about them at