Starting Friday, July 10, a promotion organized by the St. Clair County COVID-19 Business Recovery Committee called Shop.Dine.Win will begin offering $1,000 in weekly prizes in an effort to promote and support local businesses. The promotion will run from July 10 – August 21. The campaign is sponsored through the generous support of both DTE Energy and AT&T Foundations.
Many area businesses have been impacted by temporary closures and business changes related to COVID-19. As local residents have begun to resume many activities like shopping and dining, the Shop.Dine.Win promotion is a fun way to capture customers while they are out in the community supporting countywide businesses. Simply capturing and sharing a “selfie” photo while out enjoying a great meal, getting personal services at a local nail or hair salon for example, or buying or browsing items at a local store will enter you to win $500 in cash or $100 in gift cards (four $25 local gift cards). The Shop.Dine.Win promotion encourages supporting local businesses. However, no purchase is required to participate.
To enter to win, “selfie” photos can be shared on the Facebook event page @supportstclaircounty with the hashtag #supportstclaircounty or uploaded at www.supportstclaircounty.com. Winners will be selected at random by the St. Clair County business recovery committee each week. Members of the committee and their immediate family are ineligible to participate.
The Shop.Dine.Win promotion is intended to encourage people to support local businesses while practicing health protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are encouraged to wear masks whenever they are in a public setting, to utilize social-distancing and hand sanitizer stations. By following the protocols established by the St. Clair County Health Department, people can safely support the local economy.
“As we progress through the phases of reopening, we want people to stay healthy and safe while enjoying shopping and dining experiences,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance. “Local businesses need our help. They’ve been badly harmed by closure and, in order to survive, they need their customers to come back. We want people to know that, if they follow the protocols, they can stay as healthy as possible while helping to save their neighborhood businesses.”
“It’s great to see regional partners coming together to help support and strengthen the local business community impacted by COVID-19,” said Jeff Bohm, St. Clair County Commissioner. “The financial support received from both the DTE Energy and AT&T Foundations has made this countywide promotion and the generous weekly prize giveaways possible. Their commitment to the success of our community is greatly valued.”
Promotional Letter for Store Owners, Managers and Employees (print and share at your business)
About the St. Clair County Business Recovery Committee
The St. Clair County Business Recovery committee was established as a result of businesses in our community being affected by COVID-19. Special events, giveaways and marketing programs are underway to help our local businesses stay strong during these challenging times. Multiple community leaders and local organizations have partnered together on support St. Clair County business recovery efforts. Campaigns within the initiative are generously supported by DTE Energy and AT&T foundations, and health focused campaigns are sponsored by St. Clair County Community Mental Health.
St. Clair County Business Recovery Committee /Partnering Organizations
St. Clair County
Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce
Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Port Huron DDA
Fort Gratiot Business Association
Community Foundation of St. Clair County
Marine City Chamber of Commerce
Port Huron Township DDA
McLaren Port Huron
Business Recovery Campaign Sponsors:
DTE Energy Foundation
Stay Healthy St. Clair County / St. Clair County Community Mental Health