Enterprise promotion: ‘Store Wyoming & Win’ noticed document participation | Prime Story
WARSAW – A record number of people entered the Shop Wyoming and Win competition despite a difficult economic environment.
According to the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, a total of 782 people participated in the 10th Annual Shop Local Promotion to support Wyoming County’s businesses. That was a total of $ 579,546 in purchases, which translates to an estimated sales tax of $ 36,364.
Shop Wyoming & Win runs from Black Friday through Christmas Eve. Shoppers save their receipts from businesses in Wyoming County.
Entrants are eligible to enter a grand prize drawing for $ 50 purchases made within the county.
Other statistics include:
n 56 percent of the purchases were made by residents of the district. Forty-four percent of purchases were made by residents outside of the county.
n 22 percent of the buyers in the district came from Warsaw; 12 percent were from Arcade; 10 percent each came from Attica, Java and Perry; 8 percent were from Strykersville; 7 percent were from Wyoming; 6 percent came from Warjburg; and 5 percent were from Silver Springs.
n Of the buyers outside the county, 45 percent were from the Buffalo area. 32 percent were from Genesee County; 14 percent were from the Rochester area; and 9 percent were from Livingston County.
Three winners were randomly selected during this month’s Wyoming County Board of Supervisors.
n Jeffery Wheeler from Bergen won a Char Broil gas grill donated by Ace Hardware of Attica and Warsaw.
n Glenna Hinkson of East Bethany won a massage / heated rocker chair donated by Harding’s Furniture, Flooring & Mattress in Attika.
n Chloe Straw from Gainesville won a local gift card basket worth $ 1,000.
“On behalf of the Chamber and the community, we congratulate all winners of this year’s Shop Wyoming and Win Buy Local Promotion,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner in a press release. “Many thanks to the many companies that participated this year with the support and placement of Dropboxes. We’d also like to thank everyone who shopped locally in Wyoming County as it was critical in supporting our local businesses this holiday season. “
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