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Shop Roane Program

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. You can click here to search for Roane County Chamber members by category or by name.

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Show Your Love For Local

 

Shopping local has never been more important than now! The Coronavirus continues to be a threat - not only to us as individuals but to all of our locally owned businesses that are the bedrock of our community as well. Show Your Love For Local is our newest Shop Roane campaign which we kicked off in March 2020 as a way to encourage our community to shop at Chamber member businesses. Check out how locals showed their love by for local by searching #ShowYourLoveForLocal #LoveForRoane #ShopRoane on instagram, facebook and twitter! A list of Chamber retailers can be found in the right hand column of this page.

Forward Together

This is a campaign dedicated to promoting and supporting Roane County businesses. Shopping local and supporting our community has never been more important and the Roane Alliance wants to help! Click here for more information about the Forward Together campaign.

Mingle & Jingle Shopping Event

 

To kick off the 2020 Super Saturday and Shopping Spree Contest fun, the Roane Chamber will be hosting a Jingle & Mingle holiday shopping market on Sunday, November 8, 2020! More details coming soon!

Super Saturday

In November, the Chamber’s Shop Roane program goes into full gear asking everyone to shop local heading into the holiday shopping season. Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement by American Express that supports small businesses every day and everywhere.

“Spending your money locally in Roane County is important year-round,”  said Chamber Manager Tori May, the Roane Alliance, “but this time of year, when everyone is planning what they will be buying for Christmas is the best time to remind everyone to shop local too. And we encourage everyone to think about spending at least $50 locally because if everyone did, it would be a big economic impact for our local businesses and the entire county.”

For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community, according to one nationally known 'shop local' advocacy group. The sales tax created from local purchases helps fund our community and schools plus provides vital services such as police and fire protection, street repairs and trash collection. Nothing returns to the community when those same purchases are made online, and it’s a much greener choice than driving outside the county to shop.

Buying local means believing in your community enough to invest in it. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, there are many other benefits to shopping in Roane County. Still need convinced to close your Amazon app and shop local?

  • Local business owners often sell local or unique products not found online;
  • Local businesses tend to give back and support other local businesses;
  • Local businesses are usually one-of-a-kind and can help make the community special, even providing visitors a reason to shop in Roane;
  • Local business owners can be more passionate about the products and typically take more time with their customers, developing personal connections and creating a more custom shopping experience; and
  • Local businesses need everyone’s support to remain in the community.

We need small businesses, and they need us – so get out and shop local and shop often!

Shopping Spree Contest

One of the more popular facets of this campaign is the annual Shopping Spree Contest. Local Chamber retailers become a contest entry point by paying a small fee that goes toward the cash prizes and the promotions for the contest. Customers then enter the contest to win the cash prizes at any of the participating Chamber retailers during the contest dates (beginning Super Saturday in November through the middle of December). Click here for more information on the Shopping Spree Contest.

Chamber Retailers as of 4/29/20:

518 Liquor & Wine

A&E Mercantile

A1 Tactical

Ace Hardware of Oliver Springs

ACME Block & Brick, Inc.

All-Star Promotions

All Teased Up

Amazing Bakes Cookies & Cakes

An Eye for Detail

Anderson N Sons

Anytime Fitness

Auto Collision Experts

Baggett Pharmacy, Inc.

Best Roofs

Blue Springs Marina - Crows Nest

Brett’s Auto & Small Engine Repair

Brown’s Greenhouse

Buddy’s Bar B Q

Bunch Marine

Burger Station 120

Cadillac Grill

Caney Creek Resorts

Caramella Bistro

Chase Drugs

Christmas Lumber Co.

Cliff Barber Shop

C.R. Barger & Sons

Cracker Barrel

Don Eduardo’s Mexican Gril

Duncan Family Automotive

Dunkin' Donuts

Earl Duff Subaru

East Tennessee Pool & Spa

Eddie's Body Shop

Emory Lane Boutique

Focus Roane

Food City of Harriman

Food City of Kingston

Foust Family Fitness

G&G Gunshop

Garrett & Sons Flooring

Gary’s Tire

Gateway IGA

Gateway Spirits

Gondolier Restaurant

Goodwill Industries

Handee Burger

Harvey's Furniture

Humble Bee Flowers & Gifts

JAE Fitness

Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln

Jerry’s Bait Shop

KFrances

Kingston Chiropractic Center

Kingston Express Lube

Kingston Family Chiropractic

Live and Let Live Drug Store

Long Island Marina & Yacht Club

Los Primos Mexican Restaurant

Lowe's Home Improvement

Mama Mia's Pizzeria

Meme's Restaurant

Midtown Ice Cream

Mike's Body Shop

Mulch & More

Old Capital Public House

Patterson's Home Appliance Center

Potters Ace Hardware

Recovered Relics

Release

Reynolds Racing & Marine

Rhino Auto Detailers

Roane Vapes

Scandlyn Lumber Co. - Kingston

Shape Up

Shoney's - Harriman

Smokehouse Bar & Grill

Subway

Surf’s Up Car Wash

Tennessee's Finest Awards & Frameworks

The UPS Store

Tractor Supply Company

Tri-County Parts & Equipment

Turpins Auto Repair

Van Dan & Sons

Wal-Mart Super Center

Whitestone Inn

X-Press Window Tinting

Zaxby’s

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