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Made In Baltimore Holiday Store featuring all locally-made products opens

12/1/2017, 6 a.m.
Made in Baltimore is hosting a Holiday Store featuring products from Baltimore based businesses for the third year in a ...
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— Made in Baltimore is hosting a Holiday Store featuring products from Baltimore based businesses for the third year in a row.

The store opens Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 1 until December 24 at 1901 N. Charles Street, the historic bank at the corner of Charles and North Avenue at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store wii be open every day the week before Christmas.

Made in Baltimore was founded with the intention of supporting local entrepreneurs and advocating for reinvesting resources back into the Baltimore community. The Holiday Store will ensure this spirit of community carries into Holiday spending and gift giving.

Anyone adding the Made in Baltimore Holiday Store to their shopping plans will find: products from over 60 local businesses; limited edition 'Made In Baltimore' tote bags made by a new sewing training program hosted by Made in Baltimore in partnership with Open Works and SewLab USA. All proceeds will be reinvested back into the sewing training program.

The vendors were curated to give shoppers a vast array of options to cover their holiday gift giving needs. We welcome shoppers to join us for the grand opening event on Friday December 1st from 6:00pm-8:00pm to not only get some holiday shopping finished, but also to support our local economy in the process. Made in Baltimore program

director, Andy Cook noted, "Our hope is that with each year, we raise more and more awareness about these incredible businesses, and of course put more dollars in the pockets of these hard-working creative entrepreneurs. We also hope to encourage Baltimoreans to think before they buy their holiday gifts: 'Could I get this product from a local company, instead of just buying it on Amazon?’"

The Made In Baltimore Campaign is an effort to increase awareness and local market share for businesses producing a physical products in the City of Baltimore. The primary goal is to support the creation of living-wage jobs in Baltimore’s goods-producing industries and to drive consumer re-investment in our city. We believe in the grassroots power of ‘buying local’ to provide economic opportunity in Baltimore’s most dis-invested communities.

This year’s Holiday Store is made possible by the generous support of Central Baltimore Partnership, Johns Hopkins University, PNC Bank, Abell Foundation, Station North Arts & Entertainment District, and the Charles North Community Association. To learn more about the Made In Baltimore program, visit the website: www.MadeInBaltimore.org.