NAPPANEE — Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $100,000 grant to cover 100 promotional videos free to local businesses and organizations from The Shop Local Network.
Nappanee Chamber will partner with Nick Bello and his team as both organizations share the same passion of supporting businesses through promotion and encourages local spending.
“Our partnership with The Shop Local Network fits into our business model of helping local businesses thrive,” said Jeff Kitson, executive director of the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce. “With their expertise in videography, Nappanee Chamber can assist members and nonmembers with a valuable tool to help their business flourish. I am excited to play a small role in this endeavor and look forward to finding more creative ways to support our local businesses in the future.”
The Shop Local Network assists local businesses in more than 30 communities across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. The Shop Local Network was founded in 2014 to help raise awareness of the importance of shopping locally. In 2019, it released the I Shop Local app, featured in the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 2, 2019, as one of the best apps for shopping locally. The app is free and available on both Apple and Android platforms.
Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce and The Shop Local Network will be reaching out to area businesses with $1,000 vouchers. If you are not a chamber member and would like to be involved, call (574) 773-7812 or e-mail [email protected].