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Greater Williamsburg Chamber Of Commerce Plans New Shop Local Campaign For The Holidays

WILLIAMSBURG-The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Chesapeake Bank, the Economic Development Authorities of Williamsburg, James City, and York, and other businesses, will soon launch a Shop Local campaign leading up to the 2021 holiday season.

The program, called The Buck Stays Here-Boost, is slated to run for a five-week period from November 1 through December 10. The intent is to help small local businesses continue to remain viable throughout the covid-19 pandemic.

Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce will administer the program. The aim is to drive $50,000 in sales to local Greater Williamsburg small businesses and restaurants throughout the five-week period. Gift cards with a $50 value will be available for purchase for $25 for the Shop Local campaign.

Gift cards will be sold at a different shopping district throughout the five-week period while promoting the businesses in each district. Participating locations include The Edge District, Merchants Square, New Town, and Riverwalk Landing as well as the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association.

“The Greater Williamsburg Chamber is honored to partner on the $50,000 Shop Local Boost campaign,” said Terry Banez, CEO of Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. “When you shop local, your dollars have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains.”

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