Local businesses play vital roles in our communities. In order to have a healthy and vibrant community it is essential that our local economy is strong and that our local independent businesses flourish
Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Superior Woodcraft, nationally-recognized custom cabinetmaker, in conjunction with the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance (DBCA), hosted the popular Locavore~Buy Local – Bucks County Business Community Event. Over 400 people attended the event, which promotes local businesses and raises awareness of the importance of independently owned local businesses. Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft noted, “Local businesses play vital roles in our communities. In order to have a healthy and vibrant community it is essential that our local economy is strong and that our local independent businesses flourish”. This message was heard by many.
In addition to the hundreds of people that turned out to show support for local businesses there were several notable guests. The event drew many Doylestown Public Officials as well as the interest of Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, State Senator Chuck McIlhinney and State Rep. Marguerite Quinn. Quinn commented, “It was great to see so many residents engaging with community food and beverage vendors. The event demonstrated that there is a true appreciation and support for food that is grown, raised or produced locally. This is a win-win situation that enhances the health of our economy and our residents.”
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick spoke with many local business owners. Fitzpatrick understands that the success of local business is critical to our national economy. Congressman Fitzpatrick said, “Our national economic recovery is going to begin in towns like Doylestown across the country. 'Buy Local' campaigns, including the one being spearheaded by the Doylestown Business & Community Alliance and Superior Woodcraft, will help create local jobs and revitalize our communities."
The event provided ample evidence to support Fitzpatrick’s position on the importance of local businesses. What was particularly striking was how local producers showcased at the event providing perfect examples of how local businesses are being innovative and working together to achieve greater success in building their own businesses. Laurie’s Chocolates utilized wines from Buckingham Valley Vineyard, Rose Bank Winery and Wycombe Vineyard to craft local candy. Additionally, Laurie created other recipes with ingredients such as beer from Doylestown Brewing Company and coffee from Homestead Coffee Roasters. Other companies including OB Sauce and Eat This Yum donated a portion of their sales to local community organizations, such as Buck Up Bucks County (an initiative of The Intelligencer) and one of the local fire departments. Kennedy says, “The local producers showcased at the buy local event epitomize the value and importance of local businesses all across America.”
Other supporters of Superior Woodcraft’s and DBCA’s Locavore ~Buy Local Event included- Independent We Stand, The Bucks County Herald and The Intelligencer. Each of these organizations understands the importance of locally owned businesses to our communities. The 4th Locavore~Buy Local – Bucks County Business Community Event was another success and highlights the national trend of buying local. Kennedy hopes that next February 20th a Locavore~Buy Local Event will take place in towns across America helping to create local jobs and revitalize our communities.
A special thanks goes to all of the great participating local food and beverage producers: Blue Moon Acres, Brad’s Raw Chips, Buckingham Valley Vineyard, Bucks County Preserves, Castle Valley Mill, Confection Perfection, Doylestown Brewing Company, Eat This Yum, Fruitful Baker, Hickory Kitchen, Homestead Coffee Roasters, JustFood, Laurie’s Chocolates, OB Sauce, Porc Salt, Rose Bank Winery, Sandy Ridge Farm, The Market at Del Val College, Triumph Brewing Co., Wash Tyme Soap and Wycombe Vineyard
About Superior Woodcraft, Inc.
Superior Woodcraft, in Doylestown, PA, designs and handcrafts heirloom-quality cabinetry for the whole home with sustainable methods and materials, providing beauty, utility and peace of mind. Family owned and operated since 1967. superiorwoodcraft.com, http://superiorwoodcraft.blogspot.com
About Doylestown Business and Community Alliance (DBCA)
The Doylestown Business and Community Alliance (DBCA) was formed in 1984 to foster a quality of life beneficial to the residential and business communities. The DBCA’s Shop Local, Dine Local program offers discounts to encourage residents to shop and dine in Doylestown. http://www.doylestownalliance.org