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We are thrilled to announce our Shop Our Investors program just in time for the holiday season! Shop Our Investors, Shop Local, Shop Small encourages people to keep their money in the Grand Strand. Plus with shopping discounts and the chance to win gift cards, who wouldn’t want to shop the Grand Strand!
As an added incentive to shop locally, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is giving away holiday gift cards! All you have to do is shop in the Grand Strand and send us a photo of your receipt(s) totaling $150 to be entered to win! Four lucky winners will receive $150 worth of gift cards ranging from entertainment to restaurants to shopping.
How it works:
This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy. Shop Small and support your favorite small businesses - both in-store and online –all holiday season long. Don’t forget: This year Small Business Saturday® falls on Nov. 28.
As a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber investor, all you have to do to participate is send in your discounts and we'll spread the news!
To help us get the Shop Our Investors, Shop Local, Shop Small message out to consumers, we need you to send in your business discounts, and we'll post your deals on the chamber's online Business Directory. It's free for MBACC investors to participate! Simply submit your discounts through the Members Only Portal. And be sure to stop by the chamber to pick up free Small Business Saturday doormats and shopping bags!
MORE JOBS: When businesses grow, more jobs open up. The new employees and their families then add their support and spend money in the community.
OUR SHOPS HELP PEOPLE: It is known that local businesses are more likely to support local charities, schools and events. Supporting local shops supports the community.
GREAT PRODUCTS, GREAT PRICES: Our businesses offer a wide range of products and services at affordable prices. Plus, think about this -the more you shop at a place, the more it grows, which means more products and even lower prices.
SAVE BUSINESSES: Wouldn't you dislike it if all the local shops just disappeared? By shopping there you are asking them to stay and grow.
BE DISTINCT: Local shops tend to local needs. They know you and create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products to cater to the community.
PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT: Local shops often stock a high percentage of local goods. That means less gas is used to transfer goods, which also means a cleaner environment. Plus, local foods are better for you!
CONVENIENT FOR EVERYONE: Most people can get to their local shops easily. This is especially important for the young, elderly and anyone without transportation.
BRING MORE TO THE GRAND STRAND: Private and public sector services cluster around shops. The more they see economic growth, the more attracted they are to moving their business here.
Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget.