Soon you will begin hearing radio ads and seeing print ads with a “Shop Here First” advertising campaign.
The main goal of this campaign is to encourage people to shop locally this holiday season and to think about all the ways that you….our local businesses...support our community. From donating to after prom parties, to helping local charities, to sponsoring tailgates, to helping fund team trips to state....our community would be lost without businesses like you.
I also extend a personal challenge to you that when you are looking for basic supplies and necessities, or a gift to surprise that someone special, before you get online or hop in your car to go to a larger city, check out what our excellent local businesses have to offer. Not only will you find what you need and that perfect gift that your loved one will enjoy, but you will also be putting a smile on the face of a local business person while supporting a business that helps support our great community!
This is our chance to boost our local economy by choosing to spend our money on local business. We have so many great businesses in this area that welcome our business and what better way to show them your support than by Shopping Here First!
Barb Den Herder is the Executive Director of the Sioux Center Chamber, an inexperienced blog writer, and an advocate for over 250 chamber businesses.