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Posted on: November 17, 2021

The City of Aledo Encourages Residents to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

ALEDO, IL -- The City of Aledo encourages residents to support the local economy by shopping local and small businesses around Aledo on Small Business Saturday. 

Aledo is home to approximately 175 businesses, including boutiques and antique stores in the Historic Downtown District. Downtown Aledo has seen significant growth and business development recently with new shops and stores.

One such business, Daisy Bliss Beautique, opened recently in the Hall Building on 110 E. Main Street and sells clothing and accessories. Store owner Monica McCleary explained why Aledo’s support is important for her business.

“My husband grew up in Aledo and it was important for us to be able to support his hometown by opening our storefront on Main Street, ” McCleary said. “ Our goal has been to provide an opportunity for residents of Aledo to stop in to browse for the newest trends or pick up their online orders and we have been so grateful for the support we've received so far."

Aledo City Clerk Jarod Dale highlighted why supporting local businesses is so important for the city and local economy.
 
“Every time a resident decides to spend money at a local small business as opposed to a national retailer, that money is immediately invested back into the local economy,” Dale said. “We are supporting Aledo jobs, Aledo businesses and adding direct value to our community.”

Saturday, November 27th is recognized nationally as Small Business Saturday, a day where shoppers are urged to support small and local businesses instead of larger, national retailers.

Aledo, IL is an idyllic retreat from routine located just 30 minutes south of the quad cities. Founded in 1855, the community has over 3,600 residents. Find It All in Aledo. www.aledoil.org

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