Guest post from Alex Shebar of Yelp.
crowds! The unfriendly staff! People
roundhouse-kicking each other over that one gift they can’t live
you done with the malls and the box-chain stores this holiday season?
If you answered yes, and are still nursing
your roundhouse-kick wounds, then here’s an event for you.
I’m Alex Shebar, OtR resident and the new
Community Manager for Yelp.com. For those unsure of what a “Yelp” is, it’s a website that connects you with local
of businesses from real people. You’re going to have to trust me on this
it’s pretty great.
This year, I’m trying to encourage
Cincinnatians to shop locally. I want people to cross big-budget chain stores off their
lists and visit the great shops right around the corner … and I’m
this initiative with a giant party!
calling it: “Yelp’s Totally Bazaar.” If someone pledges to try to
buy local gifts for the holidays, they’ll
get an invite to the party with free food and alcohol and 25 to 30
selling local gifts!