The Granville County Chamber of Commerce kicked off their first-ever Small Business Saturday – Shop Local emphasis for Saturday, November 28th. Preparation for the event included several preparation sessions, scheduled around Granville County, which included updating their Google information.
Small business owners were encouraged to participate by providing reasons for people to Shop Granville First on Small Business Saturday – the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
Reasons to patronize small businesses in Granville County on that particular day included coupons, specials, promotions designed to drive traffic into businesses, etc. Business patrons of small businesses in the county took “passports” into the businesses where they shopped and then had the passports stamped/signed at the business. Passports were turned in to one of the Chamber’s offices. Grand prize winners were determined by the amount of different business stamps on a passport.
Grand prize winners were Deborah Lunsford and Doug and Vickie Logan. Other prize winners were Steve and Marie Jones, Kim Dean and Mike and Barbara Felts.
Many businesses donated items for the Shop Small canvas bags that were distributed at the Chamber’s Thanksgiving breakfast. Passports and Shop Small bags were also available at both Chamber offices the morning of Saturday, November 28th.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors is already planning for 2016 Small Business Saturday.
Donors of Small Business Saturday prizes were: Butner-Creedmoor News, Coble Printing, Creedmoor Drug, Creedmoor Wellness Center, Curves of Butner-Creedmoor, Gentle Touch Reflexology, Gil-man Florist, Granville Gun Works, Lawn Ranger Services, M & M Consultants, Nan’s Young Fashions, Oxford Ace Hardware, Quality Drugs, Stovall’s Gifts and This ‘n That.