St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Small Business Saturday: Remember to Shop Local, Shop St. John!

Small Business Saturday: Remember to Shop Local, Shop St. John!

St. John the Baptist Parish - The St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development Department recently launched the Shop Local, Shop St. John campaign for the 2017 holiday season in an effort to promote locally-owned businesses and encourage residents to make their holiday purchases in St. John.

Small Business Saturday will take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 25, and residents are reminded to frequent local stores for  specials and shopping deals. Small Business Saturday signage will be displayed throughout the Parish as a reminder. Please visit the for an online, searchable directory of local businesses.

In support of this effort, residents also received a Shop Local trivia game in the mail with clues to local businesses. If the correct answers are selected and returned, residents will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards and other prizes from local retailer. Please mail completed trivia games to 1801 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 70068, or drop them off in the Shop Local collection boxes located at the Percy Hebert Building (1801 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace) or in the St. John Courthouse foyer (2393 Highway 18, Edgard).

Businesses can register to be a part of the campaign at There is no cost for membership.