Feb 14, 2019
(Warsaw, NY) – Three lucky individuals were selected on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, as winners of the Chamber’s “Shop Wyoming and Win” annual Buy Local promotion. This year’s winners are: Dave Hensen of East Aurora won the Char-Broil Grill donated by Ace Hardware of Attica and Warsaw; Addie Edwards of Java Center won the Rocker Recliner donated by Harding’s Attica Furniture and Flooring in Attica; and Carol Kirsch of Varysburg won the $100 Wyoming County Visa Gift Card.
The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism held the drawing at the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors regular February Meeting. Town Supervisors John Copeland of Wethersfield, Doug Berwanger of Arcade, and Jerry Davis from Covington 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 two 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 Attica Furniture and Flooring for donating the Rocker Recliner,” concluded Gardner. “These two businesses were generous participants and we hope that shoppers will stop in to support these outstanding local family run small businesses.”
This year marks the eighth 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” 2018.
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 of January 11, 2019. 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 756 participants and total purchases at $564,809, up 18% over last year. Shoppers turned in sales receipts, which brought in estimated sales taxes of $45,184 during the 31-day 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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