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December - 2010 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

To Those Last Minute Shoppers: Shop Fort Collins First

You know who you are…shopping has not been at the top of your “to do” list, and now it’s panic time. We have a friendly reminder—support the local community and businesses by shopping in Fort Collins.

Shop Fort Collins First! is a campaign that seeks to raise the awareness of the importance of shopping locally to our residents. The Home for the Holidays campaign pairs the wonderful experience of attending holiday events with shopping in Fort Collins. Going ice skating at the Old Town Square rink? Why not stop in one of the many Downtown boutiques for your gift list? Grabbing a book at the Council Tree Library? Check out the stores in Front Range Village—some are locally owned, some nationally owned, either way the sales tax from your purchases stay in Fort Collins.

The campaign kicked off in 2004 and has gained momentum and partners over the years. A full list of the partners and campaign messages are posted on the website, fcgov.com/shop. Remember, money spent in Fort Collins, stays in Fort Collins—your purchases and sales tax collections contribute to our high quality of life and supports local jobs and businesses.

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