By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
The Grayson and Olive Hill Chambers are working together this holiday season to encourage you to keep your Christmas shopping dollars circulating within Carter County.
One of the events the two chambers are working on together is the “Merry & Bright Light Trail,” which will encourage holiday shoppers to get out, enjoy holiday displays at businesses and homes across the county, and while doing so to check out the holiday gift options offered by local merchants. Jill York and Betsy Fannin, with the Grayson Chamber of Commerce, addressed the Olive Hill Chamber on the project during their last regular meeting.
Olive Hill Chamber President Lisa Messer-Conley, in an email to chamber members, emphasized the impact the joint event could have on local business owners.
“Let me say this in advance,” Conley wrote in her email. “Get those Christmas lights out, checked, and get ready to decorate! This event will be a chance to advertise your business in a huge way, all while keeping Christmas spending right here in Carter County.”
“We appreciate the Grayson Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to be a part of this,” she added.
It’s part of a recent push by the Grayson and Olive Hill chambers to work more closely and share resources for the benefit of both groups’ members.
The Grayson Chamber issued a release on the Christmas Light Trail later in the week noting that more than 90 homes and businesses participated in the 2020 Light Trail, reaching more than 25,000 people over social media and getting more than 4,800 Light Trail Map clicks. This year they hope to double that number with the longer route.
Cash prizes will be awarded to winning homes and local shopping events and promotions will coincide with the event.
For more information, check out graysonchamber.com online.
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