Feb 13, 2020
It was another record year for the Wyoming County Chamber’s “Shop Wyoming and Win” annual Buy Local promotion. The organization is pleased to announce the selection of the four lucky winning individuals who were randomly chosen on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
This year’s winners are: Lisa White from Warsaw won a Char-Broil Gas Grill donated by Ace Hardware of Attica and Warsaw; Diane Gerould from Batavia won the Massaging/heated rocker recliner donated by Harding’s Furniture, Flooring & Mattress in Attica; Nelson Reiner from Attica won a Husqvarna lawn care tool package from Sears Hometown Store in Warsaw, and Walter Warner from Alexander won the $100 Wyoming County Visa Gift Card.
The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism holds the annual drawing at the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors' regular February Meeting. Town Supervisors, in order of years of service, Jerry Davis from Covington, Doug Berwanger from Arcade, Ellen Grant from Bennington and Jim Brick from Perry drew the winning tickets.
“On behalf of the Chamber and the community, we extend congratulations to all the winners of this year’s “Shop Wyoming and Win” buy-local promotion. This year was another record-breaker and we again exceeded local shopping revenue goals over last year,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner. “Thank you to the many local businesses who participated, and all the shoppers for making this event another success. Thank you especially to everyone who shopped locally this holiday season, placed a drop box in their business, or supported the program in some way.”
“The prizes are made possible with the strong support of local county businesses. We thank Ace Hardware of Attica and Warsaw for the generous donation of the Char-Broil gas grill, and sincerely thank Harding’s Furniture, Flooring & Mattress for donating the Rocker Recliner, and
thank you to new prize sponsor, Sears Hometown Store in Warsaw for the Husqvarna lawn care package” concluded Gardner. “These businesses were generous participants and we hope that shoppers will stop in to support these outstanding local family-run small businesses throughout the year.”
This year marks the ninth time the Chamber has sponsored the holiday promotion as part of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce’s buy local program. After weeks of planning and delivering the entry boxes to small businesses all over the county, the contest kicked off on “Black Friday” 2019.
Participants were required to save their receipts from purchases made in Wyoming County between “Black Friday,” and Christmas Eve. They then submitted the receipts by mail, in-person, or in drop boxes by the deadline in early January. For every $50 worth of purchases made in Wyoming County, the participants were eligible for one entry in the drawing.
Another record was set with 771 shoppers participating and total purchases at $855,650, up 32% over last year. Shoppers turned in sales receipts, which brought in estimated sales taxes of $68,452 during the promotional period.
For more information or to become a member, please call 585-786-0307 or visit the website at www.wycochamber.org.
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