Gulfport— 10/26/2022 — The Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce (GMC) is pleased to announce a special Shop Local program for the holiday season. Starting now, local shoppers should start saving receipts from GMC Member businesses in order to enter to win an amazing raffle in December. Winners will be drawn on December 17th at 7PM in front of the GMC office located at 3101 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport, FL.
Every transaction at a GMC member business will be eligible for one raffle entry. The more frequently customers buy, the more entries they will receive. Shoppers should save their receipts and bring them to the IndieFaire or Gulfport Boulevard Block Party on Dec. 17th. After presenting each receipt to a GMC Volunteer, they will receive the equal amount of entries for gifts donated by area businesses. Participants needn’t be present to win.
“Shopping local is incredibly important, especially during the holiday season. The fourth quarter is critical for many small business owners. We need these businesses in our community, and they need us. That’s why we’re hosting this raffle. The Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce wants to draw attention to the importance of supporting our neighbors through buying local. We’re going to make a lot of shoppers happy this year with this raffle. Just wait until you see the baskets donated by our members,” said Barbara Banno, President of the GMC.
GMC encourages residents and visitors to explore the unique finds in its creative community this holiday season. Banno adds, “It’s a magical time in our whimsical town. Shoppers tell me all the time–there’s no place like Gulfport. Our member businesses sell the kind of distinctive products and services that make gift recipients feel special. Shopping isn’t a chore in Gulfport. It’s a treasure hunt!” The GMC will be providing signage and flyers for all members who wish to promote this shop local campaign.
About the Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce
The Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce (GMC) advocates for shop local and is the voice of business for Gulfport. Through funding, advocacy, marketing, and networking, GMC positions its members and community for the best possible outcomes and quality of life. GMC also helps visitors and residents discover and celebrate the creative beauty of the businesses throughout this picturesque area.