Small Business Express Kickoff

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Name: Small Business Express Kickoff
Date: November 24, 2018
Event Description:
It's time to board the Greater Hammond Chamber's Small Business Express! 

For the second year in a row, the Greater Hammond Chamber is encouraging the community to shop local with 50 participating member retail stores for great gift ideas and a chance to win $2,500 in prize packages. The 24-day holiday shopping event kicks off on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, and will run through Monday, Dec. 17. 

Event cards can be purchased for $5 online, or in the Greater Hammond Chamber office beginning Friday, Nov. 16. Nine partnering nonprofit organizations are also selling and benefitting from the sale of the cards, and your choice can be indicated when purchasing online. Participating nonprofits are: Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing, Junior Auxiliary of Hammond, Krewe Da Cha Chas, Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Precious Souls Canine Rescue and Sanctuary, Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, Tangilena Long Term Recovery, Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and The New Octavians. 

A cardholder's chances to win prize packages are based on the number of businesses visited and purchases made. Visits are denoted with a single stamp, while purchases are denoted by a double stamp. 
  • Visit 20 stores and make purchases at 15 of them to be entered in the drawing for one (1) $500 package. *
  • Visit 15 stores and make purchases at 10 of them to be entered in the drawing for one of three (3) $250 packages.*
  • Visit 10 stores and make purchases at 5 of them to be entered in the drawing for one of ten (10) $100 packages. 
  • Visit 5 stores and make purchases at 1 of them to be entered in the drawing for one of five (5) prizes. 
*Also included in drawings on this level and other levels.

Look for participating member business videos on the Chamber Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube throughout the event. 

Businesses are listed by location and proximity on the event cards for ease of shopping. They are listed alphabetically here so you can find your current favorites and discover a few new ones as well! Participating businesses include:
Gabriel Building Supply

Alack Culinary Superstores
Animal Care Center
Battery Depot
Bayou Booksellers
Berry Town Produce
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
Boogieland Music
Bra La Vie!
Carol’s Flowers
Connie’s Impressions/CI Sports
Crescent Bar & Package Liquor
Dynasty Elite Hair Company
End of the Lane
George Ibert Jewelry
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.
Gypsy Hill Boutique
Hammond Harley-Davidson
Hammond Regional Arts Center
Helm Paint and Decorating
Interstate Guns
Jeanne Maureen’s European Spa & Salon
Lifecare Uniforms, Inc.
Local Honey
Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center
Noland Stewart Salon
Nortech Downtown, LLC
Norris & Co. Salon
Obsession Boutique
Options Garden Center & Weaving Studio
Paris Parker Salons & Spa
Patenotte Pool & Spa & Christmas Store
Perfectly Fit Running & Fitness
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans
Richardson Fashions
Rock Bottom Furniture
Ronnie Wheeler’s Fine Jewelers
Ruby 2
Rustic Treasures
Scott’s Pharmacy
Southeastern Louisiana University Bookstore
Southern Belle Treasures
Tailored Clothing + Home
Tangi Lanes
The Royale Oak 

Floyd’s Family Pharmacy
Gabriel Building Supply
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center Gift Shop.

Carter Plantation Pro Shop. 
Date/Time Information:
Small Business Saturday, November 24 through Monday, December 17.
All cards must be turned in by 4 p.m. on Monday, December 17. 
Drawings will take place on Tuesday, December 19. 
Contact Information:
$5 per Small Business Express card
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