One of the more popular facets of the Shop Where Your Heart Is campaign is the annual Shopping Spree Contest. Local chamber retailers become a contest entry point by paying $100 that goes toward the cash prizes and the promotions for the contest. Customers then enter the contest to win $1,000 in cash prizes at any of the participating Chamber retailers during the contest dates (beginning Super Saturday in November through the middle of December). The cash prize is to be spent at any Chamber member business. The lucky winners are drawn during the annual Roane Alliance Christmas Open House (held the middle of December) and notified the same day.
Those who participated in the 2017 Shop Where Your Heart Is Shopping Spree included:
You must be a Chamber business to participate in the contest. Not a Chamber member? Contact The Roane County Chamber of Commerce at 865-376-5572. Remember to check in while shopping local using #shoproane via instagram, facebook and twitter!
Chamber businesses are promoted on the Chamber's Facebook page by not only posting information about them throughout the year, but also sharing Chamber member's Facebook posts, helping to spread the word about specials, events, and what makes them special. The Chamber also posts' a copy of each month's Chamber newsletter on their Facebook page, reaching a bigger audience for those members included in that month's newsletter.
The Chamber also helps promote Chamber member events and specials by including the details in their weekly emails sent to all Chamber members. In order to be considered for inclusion a Chamber member must notify the Chamber by email or by calling 865-376-5572.