Story courtesy of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Gardnerville are working together to make it fun and rewarding for consumers to shop our local retailers on Saturday, November 30. Our third partner in this effort is American Express, who is the national promoter of the event.
The Chamber and Main Street are enlisting up to 50 of our member businesses to be part of the day’s events. Each of those members will have special offers that day and will also have a $25 American Express Gift Card to give away to a lucky customer that day. A list of the participating stores will be available on the Chamber and Main Street web sites starting November 26 and the stores will be displaying the ‘Shop Small’ logo in their windows.
In addition, we’ve created a Holiday Treasure Tree form that will be available at participating businesses on November 30. This form will have the names and addresses of all the participating businesses on it. Shoppers who collect at least ten initials from local participating businesses and bring those forms to the Chamber office by 3:30 pm that day, will be given one entry into a drawing for the ‘Holiday Treasure’. If they collect 20 initials, they will get two entries, 30 initials will get three entries, etc. We will draw a winner at 4:00 pm that day.
What’s the ‘Holiday Treasure’? That’s a gift basket made up of one gift donation of at least $20 in value from each of the participating businesses. That basket will be worth hundreds of dollars and will go a long way towards making your holiday stockings much fuller.
The real goal, of course, is to encourage shoppers to seek out the specialized service and product knowledge that you get from small businesses and to keep holiday shopping dollars in Carson Valley, where they can circulate and have the greatest impact. Make your plans now to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday!