It celebrates the importance of buying local. Local businesses often offer specials to bring people in.
Ella Lane Boutique is one of the local businesses who participated. In it’s second year participating, owner Ashley Lacer said the turnout was impressive.
“We gave away 50 different swag bags and we had a line actually from our door all the way down to the Delish Bakery and we opened the doors and swag bags were gone before the line ended and so it was a really really good turnout,” Lacer said.
Many small businesses plan for months in anticipation of this day. This is the tenth year it has been celebrated in the U.S.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Originally from the Portland area, Anna is excited to explore Southern Oregon. In her free time, she can be found reading, running or watching sports.