smallbusinesssatCity of Chicago Treasurer, Kurt Summers encourages everyone to support many small businesses around the city today.

Today is proclaimed Small Business Saturday targeting tens of millions of Americans across the Nation!

This holiday was created so our communities can show love for the small businesses that we hold dear and that strengthen our communities. It wouldn’t be a celebration without entrepreneurs and shoppers like you joining us! 

Shop Small Chicago encourages shoppers who support local businesses by providing a $50 neighborhood gift card for every person who spends over $300 at local businesses.

How do I participate in the holiday shop local campaign so I can earn a $50 gift certificate?

  1. Shop at a locally owned business in Chicago between November 26 – December 24, 2016.
  2. Collect copies of receipts totaling $300* or more to your neighborhood champion offices.
  3. Mail or scan a copy of your receipts totaling $300 and deliver to your local neighborhood champion. Find a list of neighborhood champions here. You must include your name, return address, phone number, email address and zip code. Receipts must be submitted by Friday, January 6, 2017.  One submission per person
  4. Receive a $50 reward in the form of a gift certificate** to a locally owned participating Chicago business. 

*$300 spent at a minimum of 3 businesses; minimum of $25 per receipt; maximum of $100 in alcohol and groceries.  No medications or memberships permitted.  Tax and gratuity not included.  

**Gift certificates available as long as supplies last and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to holiday shoppers that submit their copies of receipts while supplies last. For more details, visit: http://www.localfirstchicago.org/consumers

Also, please don’t forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmallChicago.

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