Zachary’s Jewelers is holding a mock protest with local children holding small picket signs like “1,2,3,4 Shop Main Street, that’s what it’s for!” and “Mommies love Diamonds” while marching up and down Main Street. The “protest” is being held to remind local residents that shopping locally for mother’s day is good for the local community. The protest will be held at 2pm and again at 3pm while the young children advocates march up and down Main St. Zachary’s Jewelers will also have a family fair that day from 1pm to 3pm which will feature a magic show, Chesapeake Dance Company performance, songs by USNA Glee Club’s Anchormen, and a visit by Snow White! In store, Zachary’s Jewelers will be featuring designers Charles Krypell, Lisa Niks, and introducing their newest design “I love you for always” mother’s ring.
Stephen Samaras, owner of Zachary’s, said “This is a fun way to remind our local residents how important it is to shop locally in the independent stores downtown.”. He also added “The research firm Civic Economics has conducted several economic impact studies for cities across the country (New Orleans, Austin, San Francisco and Chicago, for example) showing a powerful local multiplier effect that results from recycling of capital spent at independent businesses.” Stacy Mitchell, who conducted the research for The Institute for Local Self Reliance, believes this multiplier is a key to our economic recovery. “Spending and investing more with local independents is powerful economic stimulus for communities,” she notes.
The event is free of charge at the downtown Annapolis location, we request that if you are attending RSVP Nicki Bouchard at [email protected].
Zachary’s Jewelers is a family run jewelry store that specializes in diamond importing, custom design, and high end designer jewelry lines. They hope to not only become well known for their one of a kind jewelry and exceptional customer service but also as an involved local business that cares about their community.