Category: General

Reasons To Buy Local This Holiday Season

December 05, 2018 | General

Online shopping sure is easy. Sit in front of your computer in your comfy clothes, click a few times, and the item arrives on your doorstep. But take a moment to think about the impact online shopping has on our community. Every time you “click” to shop, a local retailer suffers. Our local retailers rely on your walk-in business to survive. Without a continual stream of customers, we could potentially lose the small retailers who make our community unique. In recent years, shopping small has become a popular topic, especially around the holidays. American Express created the holiday, Small Business Saturday, in 2010 to support the small businesses that keep our nation running, occurring the Saturday immediately following the ever popular Black Friday. Additionally, the local economy suffers when you shop online. All local governments see a decrease in revenue every time…

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Purchase Your Ad for the 2018 Annual Report

December 03, 2018 | General

Each year, the Chamber’s Annual Report features highlights of Chamber accomplishments and events. The annual report includes information from each of our committees and the many events we hold throughout the year. In addition to your free listing on our online Member Directory, you also have the opportunity to advertise in this publication. This is a great way to promote your services and products to other Chamber members as well as to the general public. This full-color publication will be emailed to over 1,500 Chamber members as well as posted the whole year of 2019 on the Chamber’s website for viewing. There will also be paper copies in the Chamber office available upon request. If you are interested in taking part, you must fill out this Annual Report Advertising Contract, due to the Chamber no later than…

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The Importance of Shopping Local

July 26, 2018 | General

The “Where are We Wednesdays?” campaign is one year old this month! Every Wednesday, Nancy Chase of Bel-Air Bowl hosts the video which highlights a locally owned business. The video is published on the Belleville Main Street and Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages, on the Chamber’s YouTube channel, in the Chamber’s Weekly Email Update, and archived on The campaign was developed to promote shopping locally owned small businesses because we know that: – Every dollar spent at a local independent business leads to a return 3 times more than one spent at a chain. – Small businesses donate twice as much to local non-profit and events compared to big businesses. – Local businesses create jobs for other local printers, wholesalers, farmers, and accountants, which help create a community of entrepreneurs. – Money…

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