• Santa Maria Valley Chamber encourages keeping spending local with “Support Local & Win Big” Holiday

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                                        
    November 23, 2021                                                                                                                        

    This holiday season, it’ll pay to support local businesses. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber is launching their “Support Local & Win Big” campaign to encourage the community to keep their money in the community during the busy holiday shopping season. $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to those who support local businesses.

    “It has become almost second nature for many to shop online instead of visiting our local retailers,” said Glenn Morris, President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber. “But by instead supporting local businesses, you’re keeping tax dollars in the community and paying the wages of friends and neighbors employed by these local businesses. Plus, you know what the inventory is and you get your item immediately instead of having to worry about shipping delays. We hope our Support Local & Win Big campaign will encourage our community to visit local stores before clicking ‘add to cart’.”

    The Support Local & Win Big campaign will kick off on Small Business Saturday, November 27th, and run through December 19th. Community members can enter the contest through the Chamber’s contest app (https://bit.ly/support-local-win) by submitting a selfie at a local store, nonprofit or restaurant, or by submitting a receipt totaling $50 or more from a local store or donation to a local nonprofit. Businesses must be located within Santa Maria, Orcutt or Guadalupe and must be outside of a person’s normal spending (ex: receipts from groceries and utilities do not quality.).

    Winners will be randomly drawn and announced the week of December 20th. The Chamber will be awarding (4) $250 cash prizes, (2) $500 cash prizes and (1) grand prize of $1,000 cash.

    “Our local businesses and nonprofits in the Santa Maria Valley are the backbone of our community,” Morris said. “We encourage people to get out and show them some support this holiday season. The more local businesses you visit, the better your chances of winning big!”

    Full details on the Support Local & Win Big Contest can be found at http://santamaria.com/support-local-win

    Taz Dougherty
    (805) 925-2403 x 853