With “Black Friday” upon us already, the holiday shopping season is in full swing! Whether you are looking for that perfect special gift, toys for the kids, a new car, or just good eats for the numerous holiday parties, before you go out of county, state or to the mall. . . Think Lancaster First!
Lancaster County citizens are being asked to Think Lancaster First.
In a grand campaign kick-off on Tuesday evening at Kilburnie, The Inn at Craig Farm, the Think Lancaster First initiative was officially launched by Chamber of Commerce representatives, local business owners and local government officials.
A campaign of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Think Lancaster First was developed by a committee of Chamber staff and local businesspeople with representatives from across the county. The campaign committee includes representatives from retail, dining and medical establishments, and this first phase will run through December 31.
Chamber President Dean Faile described the initiative as a united effort to encourage Lancaster County citizens to spend their dollars locally. “This is not simply a shop local campaign—this concept is focused on shopping, dining and wellness. We have some unique stores and restaurants here, and in recent years, new medical practices and specialists have opened in Lancaster County—before heading north, or south, or east, or west of Lancaster County—we want every resident to think Lancaster County first.”
Approximately 100 people attended the kick off which featured comments from Chamber Chair Jim Morton, County Council Chair Rudy Carter, and City of Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw.
The event premiered the campaign’s new logo which will be featured in newspaper advertising, television/ radio commercial, billboards, t-shirt, shopping bags, yard and business signs, store decals, and stationery items. The initial campaign phase has been underwritten by a number of local donors—including the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Founders Federal Credit Union, Duracell-Proctor & Gamble, Springs Memorial Hospital, Comporium Communications, URS Nuclear Center, Duke Energy, Franklin Sparkman, CPA, First Citizens Bank, and others to be announced later.
Several of these businesses commented briefly about their commitment to the campaign.
Local business participation will be key to the Think Lancaster First campaign’s success, and the cost for businesses to enroll in the program is $50.00. At Tuesday evening’s kick-off, the first three local businesses were officially registered and received their enrollment package. Owners of each of the three businesses—Annette’s Hallmark House, Gus’s Family Restaurant & Gus’ House of Pizza, and Victory Dental Center—spoke briefly about their interest and participation.
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