Promotion Encourages Shoppers to Spend Money Locally for Prizes
After a decade long absence, the Geneseo Chamber's Shop Geneseo! promotion has returned! Shop Geneseo! encourages shoppers to support local businesses by spending money locally in order to enter for prizes.
"We knew that a quick holiday retail event such as the Chamber's traditional Christmas Open House wouldn't work as well in 2020." said Zack Sullivan, Executive Director of the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce. "What's old is new again in 2020 and we're bringing the classic Shop Geneseo! promotion back!"
"Recent mitigations from the State of Illinois have certainly had a negative impact on small businesses not only in Geneseo, but throughout the State." Sullivan continued. "It is the Chamber's hope that the Shop Geneseo! promotion reminds residents and guests of Geneseo to shop small and to support our outstanding local businesses who have had a very difficult 2020. Community support of local small businesses during this holiday season has never been more important."
The Shop Geneseo! promotion encourages shoppers to support local businesses, which is important during the recent mitigations seen in Illinois. Here's how it works:
1.) Shop at a participating location to get a unique stamp on your card. Any denomination can be stamped, provided you spent at least $25 at a local business. You can support multiple businesses on the same card. Shop Geneseo! cards are available at participating locations, on the front page of the 11/18/2020 Henry County Advertizer, or at the Geneseo Chamber office.
2.) Spend $100 at Geneseo businesses to enter into a drawing for over 20 prizes, including gift certificates or a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer from Village Home Stores. Shoppers can enter multiple times for every $100 spent.
3.) Participating businesses are Geneseo Chamber member businesses only. This promotion is not valid at non-Chamber member businesses. Non-member businesses are invited to join the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce if they wish to participate. Card stamps are unique and a list of Geneseo Chamber businesses is available at https://www.geneseo.org/member-directory
Have fun doing your holiday shopping in Geneseo while playing an important role in supporting our local small business economy!
Shop Geneseo! begins on Friday November 20th and runs through Sunday December 13 - Giving you almost a month to shop and enter to win! Start early and start winning by choosing to Shop Geneseo!
Here is a list of our local participating businesses!