When it comes to shopping the Washington County Chamber of Commerce wants you to stay right here at home and do it the old fashion way, by going in person to the stores and shops.

Shae Pauler of the Chamber says that for the rest of this year the Chamber will be holding a Buy Local Cash in Contest.

She says many people don’t realize the importance of keeping their hard earned dollars in their own  community.  That’s the reason behind the Buy Local Awareness contest.   She says the contests is to inspire businesses and community members to shop locally, share their stories and become eligible for cash prizes.  This, she says, benefits the entire community.


Pauler emphasizes that you need to come to the stores yourself, and not shop online.

Local business owners and managers can give a local vendor an opportunity and they may surprise you on how you find competitive pricing locally.  This will reduce travel and shipping expenses and it means better customer service. Keeping sales taxes in the community will benefit you, your family and neighbors.  Local businesses will become stronger and they are the ones who give most to our local civic organizations, non-profits, and youth sports.

The Chamber wants you to write up a story about a positive experience  with local buying.  Then they want you to email your story to events@brehamtexas,com by November tenth to be entered into a drawing for cash.  One business to business testimonial will win $1000

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