Thursday, June 28, 2012

Celebrate Your Independents: Independents Days July 1-14

Independents Days is a time to recognize Lincolnton’s local independent businesses. It is a celebration of local entrepreneurship and the solid foundation these small businesses provide the local economy. Join in the fun by participating in our Shop Local Challenge, Scavenger Hunt, Window Decorating Contest, and Cash Mob.

Shop Local Challenge

Shop at any locally owned independent business and get a chance to win $100. Keep your receipts and turn them in at the City of Lincolnton Business and Community Development Office on or before July 14th to enter. 

Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt
While you’re shopping locally owned independent businesses, pick up a Find Your Independents game card at participating businesses and find all 'scavenger hunt' items for a chance to win a bunch of cool prizes. 

July 4th Window Decorating Contest
Local independent businesses will be decorating their store front windows with a patriotic theme for the City of Lincolnton's July 4th celebration. While the City of Lincolnton July 4th Celebration organizers judge the windows, feel free to share your compliments with the businesses on their windows.

Cash Mob
Lastly, be sure you come out on Saturday, July 7th at 11:00am to the City of Lincolnton Business & Community Development Office at 114 East Main Street. Citizens will assemble for a reading of the Declaration of Independents Mayoral Proclamation and revelation of the local business that will be 'mobbed.' Then the cash mobster will spend $10 or more at the selected business.

For more details on each of these events contact Events and Marketing Specialist Intern Ivana Baric at the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton.

So don't hesitate, celebrate locally owned independent businesses July 1st-14th by taking part in our many festivites that are sure to be fun for all!