We’re making it fun and rewarding to support local businesses during the holidays and year-round.
Just in time for holiday shopping season, UIBC is launching the Shop Like a Local™ program, a fun way to support the local, small businesses that lend a unique flavor and a “sense of place” to our communities. These are the small stores, restaurants, cafés, and professional services businesses that are at the heart of our most cherished neighborhoods.
The week of Thanksgiving, we’ll unveil our first-ever Shop Like a Local™ Holiday Gift Guide, filled with great stocking stuffers, outdoor-lovers’ gifts, and “experience gifts” – all exclusively from local, small businesses.
This free guide will be available on the UIBC website (to view or download) beginning November 23rd. Everyone who downloads the guide will be automatically entered in a random drawing for the chance to win gifts featured in the guide!
For local, small businesses that are interested in being included in this year’s Shop Like a Local™ Holiday Gift Guide, there is no cost to have an item considered. However, if your item is featured, you will have the opportunity to donate your featured item for giveaway in the drawing. Participating businesses will also be asked to help co-promote the Shop Like a Local™ program and guide on social media.
If your business is interested in participating, please click here to complete the Shop Like a Local™ interest form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 18th at 12 noon.