Our Jurassic Old School Local Only Press Tour And Why You Should Be On It

Top Quote Local Journalists and Press Are Invited to Experience a Well Connected One on One Intro with Our Upcoming Small Business Saturday Shopping Party Bus. End Quote
  • Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2014 - Merco Local, a marketing and product placement company focused on locally owned business, announces its Small Business Saturday (SBS) Champion Campaign. The 'SBS Shopping Party Bus' invite only press tour goes live in the Salt Lake area, Tuesday, November 11th. Invitee's will be taken on a complimentary whirlwind tour of locally owned businesses on Merco Local's business road map sampler, with VIP treatment. Be introduced to shop owners, shop their wares, and hear how they look for ways to continually give back to their communities, improve the local economy, and why they decided to be part of the SBS Shopping Tour.

    Get the inside of local retail and shopping news, before the Small Business Saturday rush. This complimentary press preview tour, is what consumers will experience on their own "shopping crawl" to support local shops on November 29th. Open to the public, these tickets go on sale with a $25-40 price point, starting November 1st. The all inclusive party bus tour includes, breakfast/lunch, gift bags, adult drinks and sodas on the bus, and stops at up to five local shops with your chauffeur.

    Merco Local and several local businesses have joined forces to drive more public awareness of the positive impact of shopping local. Not just for the annual Small Business Saturday event on November 29th, but everyday. The press tour kicks off with a complimentary power brunch at a locally owned restaurant Nov. 11th, at 10:30 a.m., gift bags, introductions, maps - then a driven shopping tour to several selected partners on a comfy shuttle bus with their colleagues. Stops include retail, wellness, beauty, inspirational, and eclectic locations, all founded by locals.

    Merco Local is listed as one of the Small Business Saturday Champions for Utah, and takes that very seriously. We are dedicated to increasing the local multiplier effect, with direct impact on our economy. According to a Institute of Self Reliance study, 'each $100 spent at local independents generates $45 of secondary local spending, compared to $14 for a big-box chain.' "We have met and talked with entrepreneurs and business owners all over the state, and its incredible to hear their stories of growth an inspiration. If we can help provide tools for that, its makes this all worth it." says Merco CEO, Don Hamp. Events like these fulfill our goal of connecting real consumers with real local business owners.

    Those interested in attending the tour or businesses interested in participating or have more inquires should contact Liz Galloway at liz ( @ ) mercolocal dot com

    Contacted bloggers with get a free gift card to one of our local business partners.

    Merco Local and Merco Box are highly targeted marketing platforms and local community outlets that support locally owned and operated businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. Based in Holladay, Merco Local provides consumers with curated deals and Utah's only "local business in a subscription box", with all local products, along with a large online local business directory. Founded in 2013, the boutique business is growing fast, increasing customer service and building marketing platforms, by providing them with experience, educating consumers and a purposeful community message.

    For more information on Merco Local, please visit www.mercolocal.comand www.mercobox.com , email questions to support ( @ ) mercolocal dot com, or call 385.229.4377

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