In an effort to promote shopping local and supporting the local business community, the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce launched its 2nd Annual “Shop Local & Win” campaign in November 2014.
This campaign was possible with the support of nine companies that stepped up to underwrite this program: The Catalano Companies, Enterprise Bank, HealthAlliance Hospital, Hometown Bank, SPS Strategic Payment Systems, Fidelity Bank, Nikopoulos Insurance Agency, Clinton Savings Bank and Pinard’s Florist & Landscaping.
To participate in the drawing, area residents could redeem their receipts at the chamber office (or by mailing them in). For every $50 spent in the Nashoba Valley Chamber region (Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Sterling, Townsend, West Boylston, Westford), consumers were entered to win $1,000. When consumers shopped at a member of the Nashoba Chamber, their entries were tripled. Receipts had to be dated between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, 2014.
Exceeding expectations established with the 2013 campaign, this year the chamber received participation from over 275 consumers while accounting for over $109,000 spent in the Nashoba Valley region. Additionally, several Nashoba Valley Chamber businesses participated by submitting receipts on their customers behalf, including ISS of Shirley, Conway Sales and Service of Pepperell, and Wanda’s Unique Boutique of Townsend. (Note: NO confidential information was shared with the chamber from these businesses).
On Jan. 14, Dana Roberts from Fidelity Bank pulled the winning ticket at our Fidelity Bank Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Special congratulations to this year’s winner, Morgan Ackroyd, of Ayer.
Small businesses are the foundation of our community. They create jobs, build our economy and create neighborhoods. When you shop at our local small businesses, you help to support the things that make our community great. Money spent here, stays here. The Nashoba Valley Chamber encourages all to consider shopping local throughout the year.