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Shop Local 8-5-0 supports local businesses

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 10:56:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Shop Local 8-5-0 was successful in raising awareness in the community about the need for locals to support small businesses.

Over the weekend, folks spent their money for "Shop Local 8-5-0" at local restaurants and stores in need of getting back on their feet after Hurricane Irma. Small business need the support from their neighbors now more than ever.
 
There was no shortage of disappointment by local businesses who stocked up in anticipation of a big game weekend. Supplies went to waste because of power outages in addition to the loss of activity from the storm.
 
Shop Local 8-5-0 urged residents to get out and shop local! People posted pictures, tagging their brand to show their support to the community.