Tahoe Chamber hosts GO Local Retailers Workshop at South Shore’s Tahoe Mountain Lab
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What: GO Local Retailers Workshop
When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.
Where: Tahoe Mountain Lab
Tickets: Free for members, $10 for non-members
Tahoe Chamber has already begun a program to assist the local restaurant scene in its development, and now it has set its sights further: on Thursday, Nov. 3, the Chamber will host a GO Local Workshop centered on the interests of local retailers.
The workshop has its foundation in the GO Local Campaign, which looks to raise awareness of shopping locally and keeping money circulating in the area.
“It’s to give a stronger presence to local retailers in the community here in South Lake Tahoe. We want to see if that will take off here and create more of a cohesive group, that it’s a local business and people should support it,” Tahoe Chamber events director Emily Abernathy said.
At the event, attendees will receive an overview of the Chamber’s GO Local business campaign and its benefits. They will also participate in a brainstorming session for promoting Tahoe-centric retailers.
“There’s two parts: one is unveiling it to [local retailers], making sure we’re on the right track, and hear a little input from them. The second part is what challenges and needs they have that the Chamber can help address. Maybe forming a retailers association group, and hearing what type of workshops they may need. Whatever it is they need, that’s what we’re hoping to hear back from,” Abernathy said.
She recommends bringing a list of challenges and ideas for growing the GO Local campaign to Thursday’s workshop.
Shopping locally has the potential to create more South Shore jobs and generate money in the local economy. The GO Local business campaign seeks to help residents understand the importance of supporting small businesses within South Lake Tahoe. Beginning Nov. 26 and lasting until Christmas Eve, a contest will help foster local shopping.
“Guests are able to get a passport and check off dollar amounts at participating retailers. Once the passport is sold out, you can be eligible to win prizes. The GO Local campaign itself will go beyond that and be something people can recognize and know when shopping at a local business,” Abernathy said.
All are welcome to attend the workshop, which is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members, but is specifically targeted at local retailers.
GO Local Retailers Workshop is on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 8-9:30 a.m. at Tahoe Mountain Lab, located at 3079 Harrison Avenue.
Additional information is available at http://www.tahoechamber.org.