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Support small businesses in Luzerne County by shopping on new local website

Support small businesses in Luzerne County by shopping on new local website
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From a press release:

The Chambers of Commerce in Luzerne County have joined forces to create a free online platform to support local small businesses and to encourage the community to safely shop small for the holidays through the Luzerne County Local initiative, which launches on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28.

Each year, over 70 local businesses in the community will run special deals and discounts to encourage shopping small for the holidays for Small Business Saturday. This new platform will help these businesses pivot and promote their business and their holiday deals, as well as share with the community all of the ways that they have adapted their locations to keep shoppers safe during COVID-19. Members of the community who are shopping for the holidays can find local businesses, their deals, and more information at

“Any business in this community from Luzerne County can submit a free listing and basically tell us everything about how this community can support you during the holiday season, so you can upload information, photos, what you’re doing to be safe if people can do curbside pickup, delivery, online shopping — any way that we can help businesses to stay connected with the community is really our goal from this site,” said Lindsay Griffin of the newly renamed Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce.

By participating, the chambers will promote these businesses and their safety measures, along with the option to offer a special one-day Small Business Saturday deal or discount on Nov. 28, which will be promoted in print and digital media. The chambers will also be spotlighting local businesses in a shop small blog series in November and December; interested businesses can email to be featured.

“You’ll see us doing a lot of promotion for Small Business Saturday, but we really wanted this not to just end on Nov. 28. We want this to be a continuous effort for this entire holiday season as well as into 2021, so we’re excited to click, to continue this collaboration, and really help our businesses in any way we can. We know how critical it is,” Griffin added.

This initiative is a partnership of the Greater Wyoming Valley, Greater Hazleton, Greater Pittston, and Back Mountain Chambers of Commerce and made possible by funding from the Luzerne County CARES Act. This act also helped fund the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Market on Public Square, which opens this weekend.

For more information on Luzerne County Local or to sign your business up to participate, visit