To: All Members and Former Members
From: Tammy Affleck, Chairperson
Re: Hometown Harrow & Colchester South – Shop Local promotion
Date: May 5, 2022
The Chamber is going to sponsor a Shop Local promotion beginning June 1 and running through 2022, under the tagline Hometown Harrow & Colchester South. All current Chamber members will be part of this promotion, which is intended to promote shopping at local businesses and increase Chamber membership. The press release on May 11 will list all current Chamber members. If you have not already paid your dues for 2022, please send payment promptly.
The format of the promotion is simple:
- Every shopper who spends at least $50 (including HST) at your business is eligible to fill out one entry form for each $50 spent (for example: she spends $156.43, receives 3 entry forms) for the next monthly draw and deposit it/them in a small entry box at your cash register/checkout.
- The Chamber will collect all those entry forms from your business before noon on the last Thursday of each month. Subsequent entries will be part of the next monthly draw.
- The Chamber will put all the entry forms from all participating businesses together and conduct draws for two prizes at the Harrow Legion that same day. Each prize will be a $50 gift certificate from the business of a Chamber member, purchased by the Chamber.
- The Chamber will then contact the winners and arrange for each of them to receive their prize. Each winner will choose the business from which they wants the gift certificate.
- Winners will be announced on the Chamber’s website and Facebook.
A Chamber member, likely Dennis McLean, will visit your business before June 1 to bring you: 1) a poster(s) to put up in a visible spot, 2) entry forms in a pad to keep at the checkout (please safeguard these), and 3) a small, clearly marked entry box (or more than one if necessary for your business).
Please tell us immediately if you do NOT want to participate in this promotion.