November 2021
Summer Buy Local Promotions Come to a Successful End
During this past summer and fall the Chamber ran a number of successful Shop Local Promotions thanks to Support Local Funding Programs administered by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.
6 Shop Local Videos were produced and were very well received.
Burger Week - 8 businesses participated, 1186 burgers were sold for an economic impact of $13,027.73
Where's Sunnie? - visited and promoted 5 local businesses in August and residents had fun locating the gnome and uploading photos with him for prizes.
Poutine Week - 7 businesses participated, 915 poutine were sold for an economic impact of $10,255.73
Chamber Spotlight - 12 businesses have been spotlighted this year with 3 more to go until year end.
And, of course, Chamber Bucks, the perfect Shop Local promotion!
Watch for more local promotions in the lead up to Christmas too.
Be sure to enter the #BuyLocalMB Contest!

When you post about your "local loves" on social, you're generating a groundswell of support for Manitoba's entrepreneurs and our economy, AND you could win a $100 VISA prepaid gift card!.

Just use the hashtag #BuyLocalMB in our contest that's as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1) BUY - Rise to the occasion by purchasing goods or services from a local business, whether that's a special treasure/find for holiday gift-giving, a lunch date at an independent restaurant in your community, your dry cleaner, amazing steaks from your neighbourhood butcher shop, the best imperial cookies you've had in your life from the bakery down the block, your insurance broker, a jewellery maker and greeting card designer in your town, a raw materials supplier you work with as a business owner yourself, on so on, etc. The purchase possibilities are endless!

2) BRAG - Write a shout-out and/or snap a pic of your retailer, service provider, cafe, a storefront or outdoor sign, or just your happy and smiling face. Post it on your preferred social platform's feed (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) along with the hashtag "#BuyLocalMB".

3) TAG - Most importantly, include the HASHTAG #BUYLOCALMB in your post so we can track the conversation and award prizes! And, if you like, go all out! Depending on where you live in Manitoba, give your community a special nod - for example, #BuyLocalMB #BuyLocalChurchill. You may also want to consider tagging 3 friends and challenging them to go local as well.

There are 8 more chances to win as we count down 8 more weeks to the holiday season!

MCC will conduct a weekly draw based on a time-based hashtag search of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram. We'll award one (1) $100 pre-paid Visa gift card to one (1) weekly winner from among all hashtag users/contest entrants every Monday for 10 weeks (draw 1 on Oct. 25 and draw 10 on Dec. 27, 2021).