“This Saturday we’re encouraging shoppers to Buy Local and show it by taking a picture with the 2012 Tri-Town Chamber Member sticker and posting it on the Tri-Town Chamber Facebook Page,” says Kara Griffin, Executive Director for the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce. “The person with the most pictures posted on Facebook by 6:00pm on Saturday will win a Chamber Buy Local Gift Certificate.”
“We’ve gotten such a great response from the residents and the businesses in Mansfield, Foxboro and Norton,” said Jen Vondenbrink, Tri-TownChamber Social Media Specialist. “For the last two weeks I’ve been talking to local businesses about Buy Local. Everyone has been enthusiastic about the program.”
“For example we have Barrows Insurance Agency in Mansfield who is offering a special where they are donating $5.00 for every quote written in June and 5% of every policy written to local organizations in the three towns, Inner Light in Mansfield is offering a Face Lift Massage for $50.00 (regularly $90.00), Adonis Electrolysis in Norton is offering new clients $5.00 off, and Norton Kayak Company has been offering weekend paddle specials. I even stopped into Aunt Aleda’s Country Kitchen in Mansfield to take a picture of their Father’s Day cakes to post on the Facebook Page. It’s so great to see how people have embraced Buy Local.”
Other summer Buy Local events include featuring Do Local/Stay Local in July, a back to school contest in August for kids and their families, and topped off with Celebrate Local which includes their annual Oktoberfest.
This is a great opportunity to get out and support your local businesses this weekend. Shop on Saturday and you might be surprised by a chamber volunteer with a special gift. For more information about Buy Local contact the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce at 508-339-5655.