Shop Richmond first and win big

Chamber stages buy local contest for holiday season

Shopping this Holiday Season with members of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce could make you a winner.


ChamberThe Richmond County Chamber of Commerce is behind the importance of supporting the businesses that support our communities which is why the 2014 Shop and Dine Locally campaign is designed to encourage residents to spend their money at local small businesses in the days leading up to the holiday shopping season.  We are working to spread the message that residents should support our businesses by shopping in Richmond County. Maintaining a strong local economy keeps our community members employed and able to raise their families.

There are two ways to win the Shop and Dine Locally Contest:

SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS – Prize $500 Chamber Gift Certificate Shopping Spree

  1. Collect receipts when you shop or dine at five Chamber member businesses located in Richmond County by the deadline listed on Prize List. For every five receipts you submit, you’ll be entered into a contest to win a prize package with gifts from Chamber Member businesses. Note: Minimum total of $5 per receipt; some other rules* apply.


  1. Drop your receipts off in a sealed envelope at the locations listed below, or mail them to: Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2 West Main Street Suite 204 Hamlet, NC 28345. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and phone number with your receipts. Receipts must be received by 5:00 p.m. by deadline listed on Prize List. Only original receipts will be accepted.
  1. For a complete listing of Chamber member businesses, visit and click on the Business Directory tab.
  • Richmond County Chamber of Commerce – 2 W. Main Street Hamlet, NC
  • Hamlet City Hall – 201 Main Street, Hamlet, NC
  • Richmond County Cooperative Extension – 123 Caroline Street, Rockingham, NC
  • Ellerbe Town Hall – 108 West Page Street, Ellerbe, NC


SMILE FOR THE CAMERA     Prize $200 Chamber Gift Certificate

  • Be creative! Have FUN! Send a minimum of three photos of yourself taken at Richmond County Chamber member businesses. The photos must be e-mailed to: All photos must be submitted together. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and phone number with your photos. Photos must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 29. Photos will be uploaded daily to the Chamber Facebook page and a winner of the photo contest will be announced at the end of the contest.

We would like to encourage all citizens to consider making their purchases, utilizing services, and supporting local business first.

We are asking you before you go out for a meal, buy a good or need a service, to please think of our local businesses. Our hope is that shoppers will realize that traveling a distance on the road or online to get a “bargain” is not in the best interest of our local businesses and our community. For official contest rules visit the Chamber’s website at

So Shop Richmond FIRST and WIN BIG this Holiday Season!


The Chamber sells gift certificates year round sometimes referred as “Chamber Bucks”. What exactly are Chamber Bucks? They are certificates / checks that can be redeemed at a Chamber members’ business for services and / or merchandise – basically a community gift certificate.

You can view a list of businesses that accept Chamber Bucks on the Chamber of Commerce’s website by clicking on the business directory.

This program is designed to provide flexibility in gifts, providing the recipient a tremendous choice in what they actually receive. Chamber Gift Certificates can be purchased in any denomination beginning at $10. These make great gifts for employees, friends, or anyone, especially that someone who has everything and is so hard to shop for.

How can you purchase Chamber Bucks? They can be purchased at the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce office, which is located at 2 W. Main Street, Hamlet. In addition to walking in and requesting Chamber Bucks you can call (910) 895-9058 or e-mail requests and we will have them ready for your pickup.

The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce believes that we can contribute best to the health of the nation’s economy by taking care of our local businesses. We ask that each citizen do your part to help retain local sales tax revenue, and most importantly support local business. This mindset can and will lead to more job creation and economic growth for Richmond County.

Be supportive, Buy Local, Save Jobs and Make a Difference.

For more information about the Shop Richmond First Campaign call the Chamber of Commerce at 910-895-9058.

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