Shop Local!!

Shop Local!!

Here we are, in the midst of the holiday madness. I have always loved Thanksgiving – a day to spend with family, eat an unreal amount of food, and spend time reflecting on what we are thankful for. It is sad that it has become a stepping stone to Christmas shopping, but it is what it is. Our family has always enjoyed spending time on Friday outside for the #OPTOUTSIDE campaign, and small business Saturday. Guys, SHOP LOCAL!

I am all about supporting local businesses – as they make Fort Wayne such a great place to live. I have partnered a few of my favorite small businesses in Fort Wayne for this giveaway. You will need coffee to get through the Holiday Season, so head over to Conjure. After that, head downtown and visit some of the fantastic small businesses. Be sure to visit Saving Grace Vintage. Saving Grace Vintage is one of our favorite places to pick up some really unique pieces – my wife often comes home with another piece of furniture whenever she visits – so guys beware. I am sure you will get hungry while shopping, so stop by Tolon for a fantastic meal. Tolon is Fort Wayne’s first farm to table restaurant which uses the best local ingredients for amazing dishes! You can read more about it here. It is a fantastic atmosphere and I promise you it will be a great meal filled with fantastic food, drinks, and conversations. If online shopping is more your vibe, Headwaters Lifestyle Co has a fantastic online shop with some really cool Fort Wayne gear. We just love their neighborhood coffee mugs! **They also have a number of popup locations around Fort Wayne, so be sure to follow them on Facebook to see where they will be next.

The winner will receive:

  1. $50 Gift Card to Saving Grace Vintage Boutique
  2. $20 Gift Card to Conjure Coffee
  3. $50 to Tolon
  4. Prize Package from Headwaters Lifestyle Co including a 16×20 print, a t-shirt, and some stickers.

You will have three chances to win. 1 – LIKE, SHARE, AND TAG me on this post on my Facebook Page. 2 – Comment on this blog below with your favorite local business in Fort Wayne. 3 – Follow me on Instagram. Contest ends Friday, November 23rd at 10 pm. The winner will be announced on my Facebook page first thing on Saturday morning!

As always thank you so much for participating in my giveaways and if you are looking for any advice with buying or selling please let me know. If you are thinking of selling your house in 2019 I would love the chance to give you a free market analysis on what your home may be worth. Contact me if you would like any information about selling your home.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!


Matthew Hawkins

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4 thoughts on “Shop Local!!”

  • Carrie

    November 22, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Friendly Fox is one of my most favorite local businesses. Best hot chocolate in town!

  • Leah feller

    November 22, 2018 at 2:43 am

    We love braves!

  • Cristina

    November 22, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Love our town and all the places we have! Friendly Fox, Braves, Bubble tea places ❤️ Some of the best antique stores around!

  • Lauren Harmison

    November 24, 2018 at 4:15 am

    I love Old Crown, Smileys Joy, and Poptique. So many great places!


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