Chamber Continues 'Shop Local' Project
Wesson Chamber of Commerce is continuing a popular promotion for the second year to help local merchants, eateries and other local consumer-oriented enterprises rebuilding their businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic fades into their rearview mirrors.
"The Eat and Shop Where You Live" promotion, which started October 1 and runs thru November 1, features special raffle boxes at participating businesses where customers and patrons complete entry forms and place them for a November 2 drawing to win a gift card they can use for purchases.
The Chamber gave each participating business $100 to cover the gift card purchases of the winners and provided specially-decorated raffle boxes for promotional displays.
"We were thrilled with the success of last year's promotion, and are continuing the tradition again to stimulate business and to encourage shopping local," said Chamber president Marilyn Britt. "The Chamber launched the promotion last year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to cancel the annual Founders Day celebration, which is a focal point for local businesses to both enjoy a one-day sales boost and cultivate ongoing customers. The idea of the drawbox promotion is to help local businesses in a similar way, stimulate the economy and lift the spirits of townspeople still worried about COVID-19."
Businesses participating in the promotion are Another Time Another Place, Ashley's 51 Stop and Z&Z's Seafood, Copiah Nutrition, Deb's All Tangled Up, Dollar General, Dumps BBQ, East End Quick Stop, Family Dollar Store, Fil-Am Oriental Market & Produce, Milltown Mall Antiques & Flea Market, Mill Town Salon & Day Spa, Nan Drane Massage Therapy, Nena Smith School of Dance, P&R Package, Park Place Ice Cream, Runyan Automotive, Salon 51, Serendipity Salon, Stop-N-Wash, Skeet Burger Snack Shop, The Carpenter Shop, Wesson Ace Hardware and Wolf Hollow Golf Course.
The Chamber is publicizing the promotion on its Facebook page and sending out materials that spotlight the participating businesses and encourage customers to visit and patronize them.