As Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the holiday season, I wanted to remind all of you of some of the great opportunities to shop local this holiday season. The Milton Area Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MACCIT) is partnering with our 187 businesses right here in Milton, advocating and promoting a Holiday "Shop Hop" that highlights many of the great deals our local businesses here in Milton are offering this time of year.
Our local businesses offer so very much to Milton's community. They provide jobs and offer our citizens services and goods right here in our community that help sustain our economic infrastructure. Many of those same businesses give back to our community via generous donations that support our schools, our co-curricular activities. As this time of year often involves a bit more shopping for all of us for food, decorations or gifts, I'd ask that we all consider showing our gratitude and support our local businesses this holiday season by shopping right here in Milton every chance we get.