'Tis the season to shop and dine. That's why in December we spotlight Chamber members in the Retail and Restaurant industries as part of the ShopChamber initiative.
A quick intro for those new to ShopChamber: each month the Chamber highlights members within a particular industry, and shares and promotes them on the Chamber website, blog posts, weekly e-newsletter, monthly Arlingtonian, and social media using the hashtag #ShopARL. The goal: to create excitement and buzz around these focused industries to promote members, encourage member-to-member business and referrals, and support shopping local.
This marks the end of the first full year of this effort, and we want to hear from you. We're taking stock of how ShopChamber has fared and what more we can do to increase member participation. So how are we doing?
Be on the lookout for a brief electronic survey this month as well as a printed version that will be distributed at the Chamber Annual Meeting on Friday, December 11. Please take a moment to fill it out, via email or in person, and share your thoughts about ShopChamber.
Your feedback will be invaluable in guiding us as we improve our efforts to raise awareness and increase participation in 2016.
Check out the Chamber website for the ShopChamber calendar showing your industry's month, and start planning now for how you'll take advantage of the ShopChamber program next year.
In the meantime, snap a picture when you shop or dine at a member business this month and tag the Chamber using #ShopARL. Grow your business, connect with your community, and strengthen our local economy with ShopChamber!