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"Shop Where the Heart Is" Campaign

For the 2018 holiday season, the Roane Chamber ia again a Neighborhood Champion for the American Express #shopsmall campaign. Participating businesses in the 2018 "Shop Where Your Heart Is" Shopping Spree receive marketing and promotional materials encouraging the community to #shopsmall. For more information on the "Shop Where Your Heart Is" Shopping Spree campaign contact the Roane Chamber at 865.376.5572

The Roane County Chamber has operated a “Shop Roane First” program for many years, spreading the word about why it is important to shop locally when possible - and especially at a Chamber member business, as those are the businesses who are investing in their community. Click here to search for Roane County Chamber members by category or by name.

Shopping Spree Contest
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One of the more popular facets of the Shop Where Your Heart Is campaign is the annual Shopping Spree Contest. Local Chamber retailers become a contest entry point by paying $100 that goes toward the cash prizes and the promotions for the contest. Customers then enter the contest to win $1,000 in cash prizes at any of the participating Chamber retailers during the contest dates (beginning Super Saturday in November through the middle of December). The cash prize is to be spent at any Chamber member business. The lucky winners are drawn during the annual Roane Alliance Christmas Open House (held the middle of December) and notified the same day.

Those participating in the 2018 Shop Where Your Heart Is Shopping Spree include:

A&E Mercantile, Amazing Bakes Cookies & Cakes, Browder's Ace Hardware, Bunch Marine, Burger Station 120, Chase Drugs & Clinical Services, Citizen's First Bank, Earl Duff Subaru, Emory Lane Family Boutique, Enrichment Federal Credit Union - Kingston & Midtown, Farm Bureau Insurance - Kingston, Foust Family Fitness, G&G Gun Shop, Griffin Insurance, Harvey's Furniture & Appliance, HealthMarkets Insurance - Matt Libby, Live & Let Live Drug Store, Lowe's Home Improvement, MeMe's Restaurant, Old Capital Public House, Pattersons Home Appliance Center, Recovered Relics, Roane Street Grill, Scandlyn Lumber Company, Shoney's - Harriman, SimplyBank. - Harriman & Rockwood, State Farm Insurance - Josh Igou, Tennessee's Finest Awards & Frameworks, United Community Bank.

2018 SWYHI businesses

Interested in becoming a Chamber member? Contact The Roane County Chamber of Commerce at 865-376-5572. Remember to check in while shopping local using #shoproane via instagram, facebook and twitter!

Contest Rules:
1. Up to $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded
2. Contest runs from the day after Thanksgiving to the middle of December (exact dates will be announced)
3. Contest entry forms will be available at participating businesses (exact locations are provided by the Chamber)
4. Drawing is held during a public event at The Roane Alliance following the end of the contest.
5. Winner(s) are contacted by telephone immediately
6. If after 24 hours all efforts have failed in contacting winner(s), another name will be drawn
7. Winner(s) may be accompanied by a Chamber Board Member who will pay for selected goods at any participating businesses.
8. Chamber Board Members are not eligible to participate in the drawing.
9. Roane Alliance staff members and immediate family are not eligible to participate in drawing. 
10. Employees of a participating Chamber business are not eligible to enter drawing at their place of employment but may enter at other participating businesses.

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Marketing & Promotions

Participating businesses are promoted on the Chamber's Facebook pagein featured posts during the dates of the contest, as well as on the website and in the Roane County News.

Past Shopping Spree Winners

2017 Winners:
Dee Dee Howell, won from Emory Lane Family Boutique
Kirk Papa, won from Burger Station 120
Darrell Barnes, won from G&G Gun Shop
2016 Winners:
Alex Garvey, won from ACME Block & Brick, Kingston
Debb Harper, won from Lowes, Harriman
Vicki Abernathy, won from Ratchet's Bar & Grill

2015 winners:
Carol Hicks, won from Lowes, Harriman
Charlene Frogg, won from Farm Bureau Kingston
Richard Suddath, won from G&G Gun Shop

2014 winners:
John Baker, won from Wal-Mart, Rockwood
Maxine Schunert, won from Rocky Top General Store
Connie Willis, won Rocky Top General Store

2013 winners:
Tammy Darland, won from Sears of Harriman
Jo Ann Jones, won from Rocky Top General Store
Dennis Ellis, Rocky Top General Store

2012 Winner:
Janice Frederick

2011 Winner:
Doug Young, Rockwood

2010 Winner:
Mark Randolph

2009 Winner:
Karen Leachman, Kingston

2008 Winners:
Macel Lewallen, Wartburg
Holly Davis, Rockwood
Hannah Gann

2007 Winners:
Wanda Smith, Rockwood
Mary O’Shell, Kingston
Dorothy Paquet, Kingston

2006 Winner:
Gwen Clegg

2005 Winner:
Robin Williams, Harriman

2004 Winner:
Kaye McCullough, Rockwood

2003 Winner:
Jane Reed, Spring City

2002 Winner:
Christy Wombles, Oakdale

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