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NCHS student promotes local shopping through Facebook
Shop Local Shop Camden
Kayla Bowers is a North Central High School student who recently started a Facebook page called Shop Local Shop Camden. Kaylas page encourages Kershaw County residents to shop locally, using photos and descriptions of area businesses. In many of them, proprietors and employees hold up signs inviting customers to #shopsmall, a hashtag created by American Express for this weekends Small Business Saturday. - photo by Facebook screen shot
After realizing the key role small businesses play in keeping Kershaw County thriving, North Central High School student Kayla Bowers set up a Facebook page -- Shop Local Shop Camden -- to highlight small businesses in Camden and encourage residents to shop locally. Kayla is also challenging residents to do 25 percent of their holiday shopping in Camden. Kayla said reading “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald inspired her to start her initiative to promote local shopping.