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KEEP THE HOLIDAY CHEER HERE

Looking to do something to support the local economy that is simple and fun while helping Douglas County’s future? It’s easy – participate in the Buy Local – Win Big Contest presented by Bank of the Ozarks and keep the holiday cheer HERE this holiday season! The Douglas County Chamber, Main Street Douglasville, Douglas County Economic Development Authority and Main Street Villa Rica are partnering to “challenge” the community to BUY LOCAL November 25th through December 13th and in return, one lucky person will win $1,000. This program is also presented by media partners; Chapel Hill News and Views and Villa Rica News and Views. “We have looked at 2017 as the year of collaboration, said Main Street Douglasville Manger April McKown. This is yet another opportunity to partner with local groups to promote the ‘shop local mentality’ in our community. The Main Street Douglasville Program strives to promote downtown businesses and draw attention to our growing downtown. Collaborating with other community partners is the perfect way to further support our mission.” Here’s how you can participate. First, shop at any business in Douglas County or Downtown Villa Rica. There is no minimum purchase requirement. Next, turn in your original receipt at any of the following locations; Douglas County Chamber, Douglas County Courthouse, or the Main Street Villa Rica Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. There is no limit to the number of receipts you can turn in. Finally, watch the Douglas County Chamber Facebook page for the drawing on December 14th at 4 p.m. to see if your receipt is drawn. The winning participant will receive $1,000 and the participating business will receive $500. “The Chamber believes in the importance of keeping tax dollars local so we are excited to offer the Buy Local – Win Big Contest during the holiday season,” Douglas County Chamber President and CEO Kali Boatright stated. “Nearly 80% of our Chamber members are small businesses of ten employees or less, and it is so important to support these businesses in our community. We hope many residents will participate!”

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Chamber Matters, November 2017

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5 ANNUAL DOUGLAS COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES ON DISPLAY NOVEMBER 6TH The Festival of Trees will be on display from November 6th until December 8th on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse in the Courthouse Gallery. The DC Chamber encourages the community to Buy Local and Shop Small on November 25th for Small Business Saturday!

The silent auction will be held from December 4th until December 8th

All proceeds benefit

The Buy Local, Win BIG constest begins on Small Business Saturday. This is a fun way to "keep the holiday cheer here" in Douglas County. The form to participate can be found at the end of this newsletter!

MORE INFORMATION ON PAGE 8!

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DIPLOMATS OF THE MONTH

Meet the backbones of the Chamber...our Diplomats! Each month we will highlight two of our volunteer members who go above and beyond to make YOUR Chamber the best it can be!

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Visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com to learn more about our Diplomats of the Month and why they love serving the community!


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Chamber Matters, November 2017

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