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The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA) is a non-profit organization that has been a single effective voice for small business and merchants since 1940. Comprised of business owners, entrepreneurs, merchants and other professionals in the Raleigh area, GRMA promotes an environment of communication, cooperation and support for local businesses.

The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association has organized the Raleigh Christmas Parade since 1944! The Raleigh Christmas parade is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington, DC. An estimated 65,000 will attend the parade in person and 250,000 will watch from home.

Shop Local Raleigh is a movement run by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association. Shop Local Raleigh is all about promoting & supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, & helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.

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Shop Local Raleigh Presents Boutique Blowout — Jul 9, 2015

Shop Local Raleigh has announced they will be hosting a summer blowout sale on Friday night, July 17th from 4-9pm. Boutique Blowout is a fun and unique way to shop for stylish clothes, accessories and gifts while supporting and celebrating local businesses.

Located at Market Hall in City Market, shoppers can expect high quality pieces ranging from local southern-style to upscale New York fashion at Boutique Blowout. Not looking for just clothing and shoes? Shoppers can browse through “stores” selling elegant gifts, furniture, and home décor. With over 40 boutiques and a 5 hour period to shop ‘til you drop, this summer sale is sure to provide exceptional deals for any shopper – no matter their budget.

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