Throughout the years, Chambers of Commerce have encouraged residents to "shop local" and keep sales tax dollars within the local economy. Years ago, it was fairly common for a resident of Yavapai County to drive to Phoenix in order to shop. Times have changed! Today, there's a much different, broader mix of shops, restaurants and other businesses to choose from in the area.
The Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Chambers have created a new, regional "Shop Local" campaign and are pleased to offer a colorful decal to any business in the tri-city area, encouraging residents and community members to "Shop Local."
Marnie Uhl, CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, approached Prescott Chamber CEO David Maurer and Chino Valley Chamber CEO Arlene Alen, with the idea of developing a regional "Shop Local" campaign. "It seemed logical to involve the three chambers," Uhl said, "since we know everyone shops throughout the region." Maurer added, "It also engages the communities with a well-branded and identifiable campaign crossing community boundaries." Alen pointed out that "Visitors to the area will also notice the common theme plus this program ties well to the Regional Economic Development efforts to attract new business to our region."
The decal, created by Hope Konoyer (Designs by Hope), a local business, features the wording "Local Business, Local Jobs, Strong Communities." The decals are available from any of the three Chambers. There is no charge for the decal; limit of one per business. Non-chamber members are welcome to pick up a decal, too, but each chamber will briefly discuss the benefits of chamber membership while you are there.
Join the campaign to help keep business local and support our local economy! Proudly display the "Shop Local" decal on your front door!