Many small businesses, whether retail or restaurants, have had a tough year. Community members may be struggling as well. Giving back to the community is woven into the cooperative spirit. To help boost spirits, support local small businesses, and to bring the power of caring to the communities we serve, Victory Electric is celebrating National Co-op Month this October with a new CO-OPS LOVE LOCAL campaign.
Co-ops Love Local will benefit 50 local businesses and 50 members through a giveaway of 50 gift certificates in the amount of $50 each.
Anyone who lives in the cooperative service area may enter the giveaway by visiting our Facebook page or website. Drawings will be held throughout the month of October.
“From serving our members to giving back to the community, this is what we do,” said Jerri Whitley, Victory Electric vice president of communications. “Coops Love Local fits well with one of our seven core cooperative principles, concern for community.”
Each dollar spent at local, independent businesses returns three times more money to the local economy than shopping at a chain or mega online retailer. Local businesses are the heart and soul of our communities and we are incredibly lucky to have vibrant, diverse and resilient small businesses in our area. The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce recently rolled out a Love Local campaign to help support and revive local small businesses and the economy. Victory Electric developed Co-ops Love Local in conjunction and in partnership with the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce campaign.
Anyone interested in learning more about Co-ops Love Local or to view the rules and listing of gift certificates can visit our website at victoryelectric.net.