Nominate a Business for a Shop Local Spotlight
Small businesses serve as anchors for our community, and we want to recognize and appreciate the role they play. Please nominate your favorite local business to be recognized by our office. Tell us what makes them special -- not only how great their products are, but what they do for the community, for their neighbors, for their workers, for the environment. Please limit nominees to businesses in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park and Kensington.
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Find more compelling arguments for shopping and dining local here, and learn ways to become involved in supporting the cause.
Join me in recognizing people who have done service, and that you'll think about engaging in service yourself (or, if you already engage in service, increase your commitment to it).
Find great stories of service, ideas for how to get started in serving the community, and a list of organizations for which we encourage you to help out. You can also nominate someone for a service award.