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Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce
705-526-7885 Ext 202
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Press Release - Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Program
May 16, 2013
One of the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce’s objectives is a commitment to the community, encouraging its growth and promoting business opportunities. For the first time ever, the Chamber has collaborated with the local papers to create a contest that will encourage the residents of the Southern Georgian Bay area to return to its original shopping districts of Midland and Penetanguishene in an effort to promote local spending.
This program is designed to reward shoppers for every $20 spent at any of the participating merchants advertised on the pamphlet/ballot and in the local papers. There will be a grand prize awarded of $1,000 spending money, in credit, to be spent at the same participating locations. Both Midland and Penetanguishene will have their own lucky shopper.
The contest will run from May 27 to June 28. The winners will be drawn on July 2, 2013, and will have six months to spend their money.
There are a total of 35 merchants from both Penetanguishene and Midland who have jumped on board with this initiative and we are encouraging the community to support their efforts. Pamphlets/Ballots are available at any of the participating merchants and at the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce. A list of the participating merchants may be found on the Chamber’s website www.southerngeorgianbay.on.ca or in the local papers.
Supporting local businesses is essential to maintaining a healthy and prosperous community.