SHEBOYGAN — The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce is launching the Shop Sheboygan County initiative, a partnership with local chambers, businesses and leaders to encourage residents and visitors to explore and experience the events, venues and shop the many stores and restaurants available only in Sheboygan County.
The campaign will be unveiled late April and features social media, billboards and radio ads, all sharing the message of partnership and positivity, celebrating all our communities have to offer.
“This initiative stretches throughout the county,” said Chamber Executive Director Deidre Martinez. “Our partnerships include many businesses and venues that residents are familiar with, as well as those they may not have visited yet. It’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in our large and small communities, get to know your neighbors and enjoy a new sense of connection.”
Dates for Shop Sheboygan County are:
- Elkhart Lake, April 28
- Plymouth, April 30 – May 5
- Sheboygan Falls, May 12
- Sheboygan, May 17 – 19
You know breakfast, lunch or dinner goes very well with a day filled with shopping and exploring what Sheboygan County has to offer. Don’t forget to partake in one of our amazing restaurants and share on social media with #EatSheboyganCounty.
For more information, visit sheboygan.org.
A compilation of nine studies done by Civic Economics in 2012 revealed that on average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of chain-store purchases.
“Our county is also directly impacted when people shop local,” Martinez said. “Imagine the impact if we made a conscious effort to redirect our shopping habits to focus on local merchants, which is exactly what the Shop Sheboygan County initiative seeks.”
Shop Sheboygan County creates excitement through shopping experiences, unique events and ways for people to explore and engage with each community. The initiative is a natural extension of the Someplace Better campaign, which invites visitors and residents to “fall in love with the place you live” and to take advantage of the opportunities in education, employment, recreation and living.