PEORIA (WEEK) -- Discover Peoria encouraged consumers to shop throughout the area on Saturday.
The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council says there is no better way to keep local stores open during the pandemic than by keeping your dollars local.
Discover Peoria asks those who have already or plan to shop local to post on social media, using the hashtags #ShopLocal365 and #ShopLocalSaturday.
CEO of the Greater Peoria EDC, Chris Setti, explained why shopping local is so important.
"You know shopping local is always an important part of our economy, this year maybe more so than ever before as people have found the convenience of online shopping," Setti said.
Setti also reminded shoppers not to worry if they couldn't get out this Saturday, as there are still five Saturdays until Christmas to stop by your local stores.