Supporting local business – how to help!

To follow up from last week’s post on supporting local businesses, here are a couple of ways you can help to get the word out about your favorite local gems.

Some of you may already be familiar with Wicked Local, which hosts a number of Massachusetts news websites.  Every year, Wicked Local publishes its Readers’ Choice Awards, which is a great way to publicize your own favorites and to find out about new places to try.  Voting for 2015 is now open, so please vote for your favorite local businesses and services here, and you’ll be entered to win prizes including a Bose mini Bluetooth speaker, baseball tickets, and gift certificates to local restaurants! This isn’t limited to Franklin, so no matter where in Massachusetts you live, you can participate. Don’t delay, though – voting ends February 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM!

For those of you who live, work, shop, and/or eat in Franklin, a group of Franklin residents and business owners has created the hashtag #shopfranklin for Facebook posts about Franklin business.  If you’ve just had a great meal at the brand new Curry House or received excellent service at Daddario Hardware, and want to share your experience with Facebook, consider adding #shopfranklin to your post to help other Franklin-area folks know what’s happening.

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