Christmas season is always an important shopping season for many Bricks and Mortar Small Businesses! These small retailers, food & beverage, and service sectors such as beauty salons or massage therapists have been extremely vulnerable to COVID -19. Please check out your Main Street and local businesses first this Christmas season, before you shop online. Customer Service, easy returns, and best of all, investing right back in your community are the best reasons to shop locally! Whether you live in Cable or Ashland it doesn’t matter. Those locally owned small businesses are the ones that support your local community efforts. Small locally owned businesses are the ones that support your local benefits, charity events, Youth sporting events and all types of fund raisers for that matter. They are your neighbors, fellow church-goers, and many volunteer for other civic duties in our communities. Your local chambers often sell “Chamber Dollars” that are used just like cash in your community and make great gifts for the hard to please person that has EVERYTHING! Have a fun day out with your social circles, and shop in bricks and mortar this year! There are all sorts of fun Christmas shopping events throughout the communities from Christmas Cash Raffles to Ashland’s annual, “Shop Small Win Big” promotion. It’s simple and fun! For every $10.00 you spend in a small locally owned Ashland retailer, you receive a chance to win one of three $250.00 giveaways between December & January. Christmas Open Houses are scheduled in various locations. Many of our small retailers are more than willing to work with residents on a personal level, to make your shopping experience safe! That may mean personal shopping, Facebook shopping, curbside pick-up and some even deliver. That is the beauty of shopping on Main before you shop online. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING LOCAL!
Here are 5 great ways to Support your Local Small Retail Businesses
For each dollar spent at independent businesses, it returns 3x more money to the local economy than one spent at a chain store.
Shop Small Win Big
Shop in a Small LOCALLY OWNED Retail Business in Ashland
Starting November 18th thru January 21st and register for 3 chances to win $250 in Chamber Dollars! For more information go to www.visitashland.com/events/shop-small/
Buy 10 $25 Gift Cards get $20 Free Chamber Dollars!
Purchase 10 – $25 Local Retail Business Gift Cards from the Ashland Chamber online store, November 18- December 1, and you will receive 1 – $20 Chamber Dollars FREE for you to spend at one of our Chamber Member Businesses. Order Gift Cards online https://shop.visitashland.net/15-chamber-store
(Promotion excludes the purchase of Chamber Dollars, must be retail business gift cards)
CHRISTMAS CASH RAFFLE!
Tickets are $10 each and you can win every day in the month of December!!!!!
Prizes are as follows: Monday – Friday, $50; Saturdays, $75; and Sundays, $100. Special drawings will be held on December 5 for $125; Christmas Day, 2/$500; and New Year’s Eve Day, 2/175.
If you win, your name gets put back in and you can win AGAIN! Winners will be posted on our website, on the Chamber’s Facebook page, on the Superior Choice Credit Union marquee and announced on the radio at WBSZ, WJJH and WNXR. Proceeds from the Christmas Cash Raffle go toward Shop Local Promotions.
Good luck! Call 715-682-2500 or stop to order your tickets today!
Chamber Dollars are the Chamber’s gift certificate program. Chamber Dollars encourage people to shop locally and can be used just like cash at any of the participating Ashland Chamber Members.
From restaurants to entertainment, retail stores to specialty shops, grocery & furniture stores, gas station to auto repair, pet care, and let’s not forget your lodging needs … Chamber Dollars offer you a truly unique gift.
Ashland Chamber Dollars come in $5, $10, $20 and $25 dollar denominations and allow the recipient to use the certificate for whatever product/service they choose. Chamber Dollars can be purchased with cash, check, or by credit card at the Chamber office. Call ahead with your request before stopping by in order to have them prepared and waiting for your pick-up. Chamber Dollars are not redeemable for cash. Order Chamber Dollars Online! https://shop.visitashland.net/15-chamber-store
Starting December 1st – 25 Days of Christmas Facebook Promotion. For 25 Days on our Facebook page we will post different businesses and all you need to do is Like, Share and Comment on the post and you could win a $25 gift Certificate to that business! Easy and Fun!