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December 14, 2016
Shoppers urged to check out local businesses
Shoppers urged to check out local businesses

EMC photos by Jeff Witherow

When looking to cross off items on their Christmas shopping lists this holiday season, shoppers could forgo malls and big-box stores and instead choose to support local businesses and artisans, area merchants and business associations suggested.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 14, 2016
Consumer awareness of products' origins encouraged

Local businesses and organizations and a national campaign encourage holiday shoppers to educate themselves about the origins of the products they buy and the workers who made them.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 14, 2016
We need to support our local businesses
We need to support our local businesses

This is the perfect time for local shopping, thus sponsoring local small businesses during the Christmas holidays.

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By Maribel Torres
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December 14, 2016
MWBE contracts with state increases

The number of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise contracts with state agencies increased by 25 percent over the past year.

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December 14, 2016
Partners needed for summer work program

City officials are looking for community partners for its Summer of Opportunity Program.

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December 14, 2016
Transportation pilot program set to begin

A new transportation program will help connect city residents with jobs throughout the region.

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