Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Eat.Shop.Live program up and running

Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015

Eat.Shop.Live program began in Huntington County the week November 23. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce began the new campaign to encourage residents to shop with our local merchants, and help to renew a sense of community pride. If your business has a discount or special deal you would like to share with the community, please send your request to eatshoplivehuntington@gmail.com and we will post your information.

The campaign details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/eatshoplivehtgn/ or www.eatshoplivehuntington.com and it includes all of Huntington County. Huntington, Roanoke, Warren, Markle and Andrews are all a part of Eat.Shop.Live. A large banner posted on the fence at Kriegbaum Field draws attention to the new initiative. Yard signs can also be seen in various locations throughout the community. Participating businesses also have signs in the windows.

Local businesses strengthen the local economy as each dollar spent at independent businesses recirculates five to seven times throughout the community. Money spent at the local hardware store may be used by its owner at the local restaurant, and in return the restaurant owner may use the funds at the local grocer, and the grocer may purchase his office supplies locally, and on and on. Independent businesses also help to define the community and its distinct personality.

Shopping locally also includes the Chamber Gift Check Program. Gift Checks purchased at the Chamber office in denominations of $10 and up, can be used at over 60 local area businesses. They make excellent employee, anniversary, birthday and holiday gifts. Many local businesses have purchased gift checks for employees as a way of saying “thank you” for a job well done.

Eat.Shop.Live, words to live by, and directly related to the success of Huntington County and its future growth. The Chamber encourages everyone to shop local before looking outside of Huntington County for goods and services.