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Mayor Johnny L. DuPree, Ph.D.
June 1, 2012
For Immediate Release:
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Hattiesburg–The Repair S.H.O.P., Inc., a local non-profit organization, will host its fourth Project S.H.O.P. 1st Monday on June 4 from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., at Aurora Media, located at 215 Mobile Street in Downtown Hattiesburg.
Project S.H.O.P. 1st Monday is a Self Help Opportunity Pact in which local businesses agree to participate in activities designed to improve the bottom line of disadvantaged businesses.
A major requirement of the Pact is that member businesses agree to patronize a targeted member business the first Monday of each month and spend a minimum of $10 at the selected business. Each member is also to recruit two additional individuals to participate in the shopping event as well. A different business is selected each month.
Businesses in depressed areas of Hattiesburg face tremendous obstacles in their quest to survive in challenging economic times. “If small, community-based businesses are able to survive, it promotes the success of Hattiesburg as a whole,” said City of Hattiesburg Councilwoman Deborah Delgado. “The program is designed to make a periodic boost to small member businesses, promoting exposure as well as a new customer base, while making business development resources regularly available.”
Membership requires participants to attend business development seminars twice yearly, to promote good business practices and to mentor young African Americans for entrepreneurship, among other things.
Aurora Media offers printing, video services and much more. To join the Pact, please contact Councilwoman Delgado of The Repair S.H.O.P. at 601.583.9119 or visit www.repairingpeople.com.