Support a local small business this Saturday (and every day)

By Helen Triolo, last updated 11/21/12 08:43am

REDI Associate Director Lynne Benzion visits Salon Fusion during Business Appreciation Week 2012

Photo credit REDI  

This Saturday, November 24 , 2012 is “Small Business Saturday” and Rockville Economic Development, Inc. and the Rockville Women’s Business Center are encouraging area residents to shop locally and support small businesses this holiday weekend.

“Every dollar spent in a local small business circulates within the community an additional six to eight times,” said Laurie Boyer, Executive Director of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. “Our small businesses provide a wealth of products and services to meet business and individual consumer needs. I encourage the residents of Rockville and our surrounding communities to begin their holiday shopping this Saturday right here in Rockville to support neighborhood small businesses.”

The Rockville Women’s Business Center, housed within REDI, is now selling the “Rockville Rewards” card, a unique gift card that supports area small businesses and provides the card holder with access to retail and health and beauty discounts, as well as special business-to-business and service offerings. Sales of the Rockville Rewards card by the Rockville Women’s Business Center also support local RWBC programs and services.

“More than 90 percent of businesses in Montgomery County are small businesses, and the Rockville Rewards card is a great way to support area small businesses,” said Lori Gillen, Managing Director of the RWBC. “If you purchase your Rockville Rewards card through the RWBC, you also help support RWBC programs and services provided to startups and small businesses.”

For more information on Rockville Economic Development, visit or call 301-315-8096. For information on the Rockville Women’s Business Center and the Rockville Rewards gift card visit

About Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
The mission of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is to assure the City’s future economic vitality. From accessing funding sources to workforce development…from educational programming to market intelligence…from advisory services to introductions to key decision-makers…REDI helps companies grow by providing knowledge, access, resources, and direction to companies at all stages of growth. REDI offers its resources to the community free-of-charge, and welcomes inquiries and referrals. For more information, contact 301-315-8096 or visit

About Rockville Women’s Business Center
The Rockville Women's Business Center (RWBC) helps Montgomery County's diverse population start and build successful women-owned enterprises that are positioned for long-term growth in our community. The RWBC is a program of Rockville Economic Development, Inc., and open to all. To learn more, please visit

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