County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
November 24, 2021

Commissioners urge residents to shop local for
Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners would like to encourage residents to go out and support local businesses and restaurants on Saturday, Nov. 27 for Small Business Saturday.

“My fellow Commissioners and I would like to invite all residents to come out and help support Monmouth County’s small businesses and restaurants on Saturday, Nov. 27 for Small Business Saturday,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Division of Economic Development. “Small Business Saturday is a designated day to appreciate and support our local businesses in our community. This year, more than ever, our local businesses need our support as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Monmouth County Division of Economic Development’s Made in Monmouth team has initiated an interactive vendor directory, which currently lists over 200 Made in Monmouth vendors. Made in Monmouth vendors are consumers who manufacture their products in Monmouth County. The list of vendors can be found at

“The Division of Economic Development will be hosting the ‘Mini Made in Monmouth’ vendor event on Saturday, Dec. 4 in Manalapan,” said Commissioner Director Arnone. “This will be another fantastic way for the community to come out and support our local businesses for the holiday season.”

Residents can also visit the Grown in Monmouth online portal to find local Christmas Tree farms, restaurants, wineries/breweries, garden centers and more. The Grown in Monmouth program has been designed for Monmouth County growers to help maintain and promote the County’s agriculture industry.

“We are proud to provide continued support for our local businesses and nonprofits who still need assistance to recover from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program,” said Commissioner Director Arnone. “Along with County assistance for our small businesses we encourage our residents to provide their continued support and shop local year-round.”

To apply for the CDBG grant, small business owners and nonprofits can go to or call 732-624-6570 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday to see if their business is eligible.

For more information about Monmouth County Division of Economic Development, go to

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