Shop Chamber during the Holidays

Support Your Fellow Chamber Businesses – Shop Local this Holiday Season: As a career-long chamber member, I’ve always been a strong supporter of “Shop Local” campaigns. Supporting local businesses keeps our spending dollars in our own community, supporting local jobs and strengthening and growing businesses. This holiday season keep in mind these local chamber members when doing your shopping (to name a few): Washington Square, Fred Meyer, Costco Wholesale, Walmart and Bridgeport Village. How about these downtown Tigard merchants: Sherrie’s Jewelry Box, Jeffrey Allen Gallery, and New Shoes Professional Shoe Repair. Close to downtown Tigard are: Center Street Gold & Silver and Cellular Sales. Why should you shop local? Buying local has benefits beyond mere convenience. Shopping local Improves the local economy. You have a chance to know the people behind the product. Our community is unique and we want it to stay that way. By shopping local, you may get better and more personalized customer service. The chamber also has several opportunities for connection with local non-profit agencies. Here is a list of those organizations that can also use your support this season and in the coming year: American Cancer Society Breast Friends Broadway Rose Theatre Company Chelsea Hicks Foundation Community Action Community Partners for Affordable Housing CORE – Compassion Organization Edwards Center The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools Good Neighbor Center Habitat for Humanity ReStores Just Compassion EWC Kiwanis Club of Tigard Love Inc of Tigard Luke-Dorf Project Homeless Connect Tigard Farmers Market Tigard Festival of Balloons Tigard Turns the Tide With Love, At the Chamber, we strive to help our business community to succeed. We want to make our community a better place to live work and play. It’s a good idea to make a habit of supporting fellow Chamber businesses and non-profits throughout this season and 2018.

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