Chamber Director's Blog

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The 2017 holiday season has come upon us so quickly, and I can't believe how fast time has flown this year. 

The Chamber shares the message of shopping local all year long, but it's especially relevant during the holiday season when we're amped up on shopping and gift-giving. I want to challenge each of you to "Think Before You Click" this holiday season. Before you buy that online gift, or even before you travel to another town to shop, give serious consideration to keeping that money right here in your own hometown. A dollar spent in our city is a dollar that we keep for things like schools, infrastructure, police/fire and so much more. Local dollars helps YOUR community. AND, you are supporting small business, which in many cases are the folks who are supporting local initiatives and things like little league teams, bake sales, school and church fundraisers and so much more. We all need to help each other!

All you have to do is take a look around to find out that we have some amazing shopping opportunities right here in Greenwood. We have many of the same national brands that many big cities do, as well as many other unique gift ideas that you won't find in other places. I challenge you to start right here at home when you're shopping for that special person on your list. You'll be surprised at just how many gift ideas you'll find here!