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.
Giving back to the community is woven into the cooperative spirit and to help boost spirits, support local small businesses, and to bring the power of caring to the communities we serve, Victory Electric celebrated National Co-op Month in October with our Co-ops Love Local campaign.
Co-ops Love Local benefitted 50 community members through a giveaway of 50 gift certificates in the amount of $50 each.
Each Monday in October, drawings were held via Victory Electric’s Facebook page and website where members entered and won a $50 gift certificate purchased from 50 different locally-owned businesses.
“This campaign supports the full circle of one of our seven core cooperative principles, Concern for Community. By purchasing the gift cards local we are supporting those local businesses and giving the opportunity back to members to do the same,” said Chanda Schulte, Victory Electric Vice President of Communications.
Victory Electric developed Co-ops Love Local in conjunction with National Co-op Month, to help support local small business and the economy, as well as to celebrate and give back to members.