November 2020 Membership Report
You probably noticed that we hit Facebook pretty hard in the last month encouraging you to Shop Small and be #Loyal2Local. Amazon and other large online retailers are strongly urging customers to shop early to ensure their packages arrive before the holidays. Think about that for a minute; you may spend a little less, you may have your shopping done early, and you MAY get your presents on time, but if COVID has taught us anything this year it is to be patient and expect the unexpected. What if the present doesn’t arrive on time? You can’t call Amazon and tell them you really need this gift for Christmas because that is the ONLY thing your son or daughter really wanted…they don’t care! Do business with your friends and neighbors who may actually know your son or daughter. By shopping early in the Pierre area, you can avoid the crowds, support local businesses, and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Hard-pressed to shop online and avoid all human contact? We don’t blame you! You can still shop local at pierrearea.shopwhereilive.com! Buy Local or Bye Local. It just takes one purchase!
The Parade of Lights is scheduled for Monday November 23rd. Line up begins at T.F. Riggs High School at 5pm, with the parade starting at 6pm. This event is a great way to get into the holiday spirit as we kick off the season, and is free to participate in. The Grand Lighting Ceremony for Christmas at the Capitol will be the following day at 6:30pm, and regular hours for Christmas at the Capitol (8am -10pm daily) will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Wrapping up the week of holiday festivities will be the tree lighting ceremony in Fort Pierre on Friday, Nov. 27. All of these events can be found on the Chamber’s community calendar with more information.
Our Annual Celebration is on Thursday December 3rd. This year we will be hosting a ‘To-Go’ drive through lunch for you to take back to your office and share with your employees. You will also receive raffle tickets with each purchase included in the price. Be watching for more detailed information coming soon!
Have a happy Thanksgiving!