Sarah McKenzie

Independent business leaders kick off Buy Local/Buy Smart campaign


The Twin Cities Metro Independent Business Alliance (MetroIBA) has kicked off a new shop local campaign for the holiday season called “Buy Local/Buy Smart.”

The organization has also launched a new website — — and a holiday gift guide showcasing products from its member businesses.

Roxy Freese, owner of The Bibelot Shops, kicked off the campaign Nov. 21 at her Northeast store. She opened her first Bibelot in St. Anthony Park 45 years ago and now has four locations.


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