104.5 the U encourages our listeners to shop local this holiday season! When you support local artists and local businesses you make a serious impact in our community! If half of our community spent $100 with a locally owned business this holiday season, that would pump over 3 million dollars into our local economy. Supporting local means more money stays in our area, echoing further. There are hundreds of wonderful local artisans and businesses who have product here in town, right now, not sitting in shipping containers out on cargo ships in the ocean. You can actually make a difference for a local artist, with each purchase they do an actual happy dance, you’re helping that local maker buy groceries, make rent and afford more supplies. It makes our hearts feel good to shop local, increasing the richest man in the worlds profit margin? Not so much.
So here’s the sitch! As you shop at locally owned businesses this holiday season, save your receipts and snap a pic of em and upload said pic with your information to our handy dandy SHOP LOCAL GIVEAWAY FORM RIGHT HERE!
We’ll round up all the entries and will select a winner December 27th for an $800 dollar grand prize shop local package including $50 gift cards and product from our sponsors. Big thanks to them supporting our Give the Gift of Local initiative! Connect with our sponsors for great gift ideas, celebrations and help this holiday season!
One winner will receive $50 gift cards from:
Tried & True Tint (giving away a full tint for your vehicle up to $250)
Lake Missoula Tea Company
Parkside Credit Union ($50 Missoula Downtown giftcard)
Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors
Back to the Mother Kombucha ($50 gift card to be used at winter market/farmers market)
The Olive Branch at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Art Attic Framing & Design
Have a happy holiday season and thanks for joining us in shopping local!