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For a third year in a row, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) launched a Small Business Saturday Southside Shop Local Campaign to activate foot traffic in local businesses in surrounding communities. The campaign ran for five weeks, from November 28 through December 31, 2020. #SmallBizLocal2020

Shoppers who made a purchase at participating businesses received a FREE entry to win a weekly Southside Shopping Spree which included gift cards from local businesses ($100 value every week)! Shoppers self-reported purchases online for a chance to win.  Prizes were announced on Facebook. The regional Southside Shop Local Campaign was coordinated by the South East Chicago Commission and sponsored by the PNC Foundation, Bank of America and the Hyde Park Bank, a Wintrust Community Bank.

The South East Chicago Commission released the economic impact review for the 2020 shop local initiative that highlighted 52 participating businesses, 95 purchased reported by local shoppers, an average purchase of $73.00 (with a range from $15 – $800 spent). Click here to see the impact report in full. #SmallBizLocal2020