Shop local initiative
In honor of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's 10th anniversary in 2015, the agency is encouraging the community to spend $10 with a local merchant on the 10th of every month, rather than a "big-box" chain.
With more than 350 members, the chamber is able to provide shoppers with a wide variety of locally owned independent businesses to choose from when deciding where to spend money. Supporting your local merchants each month ensures your money stays local, right in your own community.
The chamber encourages patrons and storeowners to take photos of customers shopping on the 10th of every month. Share these images on social media using the hashtag #10onthe10th. Photos also can be emailed to the chamber ([email protected]) or texted to 716-940-1063.
Retailers are encouraged to send their special promotions for the 10th of each month to the chamber for inclusion online. Black Willow Winery, for example, is offering an additional 10 percent off wines, oils and vinegars when "$10 on the 10th" is mentioned - that is a 20 percent discount on the 10th of each month (chamber members already receive a 10 percent discount).
A complete listing of participating retailers with special promotions can be found online at www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.