Shop Till You Drop event showcased area businesses and vendors

December 27, 2012 by  

The first ever Shop Till You Drop event took place Thursday, December 13 in Upland, located just about four miles to the southeast of Rancho Cucamonga. In spite of rainy skies and cold weather, over 120 small local businesses, food specialists, and craft vendors turned out for the event. Shop Till You Drop was hosted by a nonprofit organization, the Historic Downtown Upland Inc., which represents business owners in the downtown area.

Nancy Parker, who is the president of the nonprofit organization and owns Lynn Promotions Inc., stated:

“This is our first time for the event so it was extremely well received by the vendors and by people in the community that I’ve heard talking about it and asking questions.”

Community activities such as the Shop Till You Drop event in Upland offer a number of opportunities to area businesses as more consumers are in the area. Local print companies are also likely to see an increase in business at the time of such activities as business owners prepare for extra customers with catalog printing and poster or flyer printing to advertise special promotions. Banner printing is also likely to be used at community events such as this.

Parker reported that many new businesses have located in the downtown area over the past year, and Historic Downtown Upland Inc. decided a Shop Till You Drop event could help give these new businesses extra publicity while also showcasing existing downtown businesses. It is hoped that events such as this will help raise awareness about the interesting shops and stores in the downtown area and keep community members shopping locally, thus stimulating the local economy.