Back by popular demand! The Shop Local Holiday Passport is in its second year. The way the program works is that customers are given passports to be filled out. Each $10 spent at a participating business earns the customer one stamp on their passport. Each passport has room for 10 stamps. A customer is only able to fill a maximum of four passports (up to $400) per purchase. Once their passport is completed the customer fills out their information and drops the passport off in the store or at the Business Innovation Centre. The passports then become ballots and the Chamber of Commerce will draw for winners who will receive prizes of McMurray Money.
The first place winner gets $1000, second place $500 and third gets $250 in McMurray Money which they can then spend at participating local businesses. Last year the Municipality even purchased $10,000 worth of McMurray Money for their volunteers, all of which was redeemed at the participating stores. The Shop Local passport will run from October 17 until December 10th. We draw for the winner on December 15th.
For a business to participate in the program, it is $100 for Chamber member businesses and $200 for non-members. The non-member fee includes a one-year complimentary Chamber membership. Last year we tracked over $55,000 that was spent at our local businesses! The more participation we get from Local Business, the more money will be spent within the community.
Customers who want to start collecting stamps need to visit a participating vendor to pick up a passport, and then start shopping!
Current vendors signed up for the program include:
The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce hosts several events throughout the year. Click here for pictures of our Business and Community Awards Reception, our Duffet n' Divot Golf Tournament, our monthly Networking Luncheons and our Small Business Week Celebrations.