WHY
SHOP
LOCAL?

Several Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce have joined together to do what they do best – support local businesses this holiday season, but we need your help by Shopping Southern Illinois.

There are a lot of great reasons to spend your money around the corner and down the block

1. Local business owners are your neighbors, your friends and family. They attend our churches and support local charities. Their children and grandchildren attend our schools and support our local athletes and teams.

2. Local business owners hire locally. Their taxes help support essential services such as improving our roads and infrastructure, fire and police departments, schools other civic endeavors.

3. Local business owners and their employees provide superior personal service and build relationships with their customers.

4. Local business owners spend their money locally, supporting the growth of the local economy.

5. Local businesses help make our towns and villages unique and vibrant, which in turn attracts more visitors and new residents and more businesses, helping our communities thrive and grow

6. Local businesses offer a wide variety of products and services at affordable prices without additional fees or travel and transport costs. They’re convenient, offering the goods that shoppers are looking for close by.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Here’s how you can help:

1. TAKE THE PLEDGE - Show your support by pledging to do a majority of your holiday shopping in Southern Illinois. Shop our communities rather than crossing the river, the state line or buying on the Internet.
2. SHOP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

That’s it. There’s no cost to participate and simply by taking the pledge you could win great prizes, including one of our grand prizes:

  • A complete living room of new carpeting including pad and professional installation from Ground FX Flooring
  • A year’s supply of Pepsi from Pepsi MidAmerica
  • A 14kt White Gold 1/2ct Diamond Journey Pendant from Your Jeweler in Carterville

Or any one of our great weekly prizes. View More Prizes

  • $100 gift certificate from 17th Street Bar and Grill
  • $250 gift certificate from Black Diamond Harley Davidson
  • One dozen donuts a month for a year from Dunkin’ Donuts
  • $250 in Wine Trail Bucks from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
  • A barbecue and grill package valued at $150 from Paradise Pools and Spas
  • One dozen donuts a month for a year from Krispy Kreme
  • A 25 minute massage from Integrated Health of Southern Illinois
  • And more!

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