Keep the Cheer Here
The Keep the Cheer Here campaign is a week-long shop local campaign running from November 26th – December 3rd, 2022, with a focus on shopping responsibly and shopping Billings.
In Billings, small business make up over 8,200 businesses. They help to define Billings and attract visitors and new residents alike. When you support small businesses, you are cultivating a thriving economy.
We encourage you to choose local because we know we are stronger together. Our community would not be the same without them, so lets rally for Billings’ small businesses.
Shop Local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local. Shopping small is BIG!
HOW TO PLAY
– Download and print the game board
– Complete a horizontal row or any ten squares for one entry
– Complete a vertical row for two entries
– No purchase necessary—have staff at the locations sign your square for proof
– Turn in your game board at email@example.com by 5 p.m. Monday, December 5th
– BIG GIVEAWAYS will be drawn on December 7!
Participating businesses include:
Contest Rules and Regulations:
The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau and all associated entities are not liable for any incidents, accidents or mishaps associated with this giveaway. Information collected will be the sole property of the Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB and will not be sold or distributed. The Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB reserves the right to collect information for promotional purposes. Entrants must be 21 years of age or older. Eligible participants must submit a valid, completed game card containing official verification of visit to create a bingo (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). No purchase necessary. Giveaway consists of prize baskets each containing merchandise and/or gift certificates from participating Small Business Saturday businesses. Value and content of baskets are subject to change without notice. Winners will be drawn and prizes awarded weekly. Winners will be notified via email or phone. Winners will also be announced via the Billings Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.
Together, we will strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shop Small Business Saturday® initiative on November 26th, 2022.
Special Thanks to our sponsor Western Security Bank
What is the Small Business Saturday Movement?
Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express in hopes of building a day dedicated to shopping small businesses and offers a fun way to celebrate the holiday shopping season. For the past several years the Chamber added a fun spin to the shopping day through the Shop Small game board, allowing us the opportunity to promote our small business members and help drive sales by engaging our community. In fact, Small Business Saturday 2016 reported $15.4 billion in sales for independent retailers and restaurants on that day alone.
American Express encourages area Chambers of Commerce to champion their city’s Small Business Saturday so they can link together small businesses across the city, help coordinate media and marketing, and ultimately champion the drive for consumers to get out and shop small businesses. And, now we need you to rally with us! Explore the questions and answers below to learn more about the program.
Q: When is Small Business Saturday?
A: Small Business Saturday is November 27th and marketing for this campaign will be promoted throughout the month of November.
Q: Can anyone participate in the game?
A: No. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Complete Rules and Regulations available here.
Q: Do I need to purchase something at each of the ten merchants?
A: No. No purchase is necessary. Complete Rules and Regulations available here.
A little more on the subject of small business:
The Billings Chamber is based on small businesses; in fact, 88% of our membership base is comprised of small businesses. The Billings Chamber supports all businesses through a combination of advocacy, facilitated business connections, and opportunities for growth. In particular, our advocacy efforts aim to be a voice for small businesses in general, speaking out in favor of the legislation, policies, and movements that are pro-business, and advocating against those that will do harm to small businesses. Small Business Saturday and our Shop Billings movement are a perfect example of these efforts. Before going online this holiday season, support your friends and neighbors. Shop Billings!