Jamestown Up Close Shop Small, Win Big Winners Announced

by | Jan 14, 2020 | Uncategorized

Jamestown Up Close and Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) are excited to announce the winners and results of this year’s Shop Small, Win Big contest. In an effort to boost local commerce during the 2019 holiday season, Jamestown Up Close encouraged shoppers to shop downtown from Small Business Saturday through December 18th.

(L to R) Zach Agett (JRC), April Colburn, Kristy Kathman (JRC), Megan Sixbey, Myra Blasius, Gen Potter

This year, 79 downtown Jamestown businesses participated. In an effort to award more prizes and keep the money local, 10 winners received gift cards to a Jamestown restaurant or retailer of their choice, with two $100 grand prize winners. The Grand Prize purchases were made by Angie Hancock at Liquid Monkey and Gen Potter at Taco Hut.

$50 gift card winners included Myra Blasius, April Colburn, Debra Crow, Scott Gould, Joyce Schwob, Jamie Sirianno, Megan Sixbey, and Jeanne Vanstrom. Qualifying purchases were made at Dot’s Gift Boutique, Farm Fresh Foods, Forte, Lafayette Corners, Lotus Healing Center, Nouveau Home Boutique, Sauce, Taco Hut, and The Brindle Barn. Winners chose to receive their gift cards from Dot’s Gift Boutique, Forte, Gialy’s, Jamestown Brewing Company, Sauce, Shawbucks, and Taco Hut

Based on ticket entries, over $117,000 was spent at local retail shops and restaurants that participated in Shop Small, Win Big, an increase of $35,000 from last year’s results.

“When people shop in local establishments, it is a win for everyone – the businesses, the consumers, the community, and the planet.  We are excited that so many people chose to reinvest their dollars in our community, and hope they will continue to do so the rest of the year, not just during the holiday season.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest!”  said Kristy Kathman, Deputy Director at JRC.

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. For more information about Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, please visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org.

Recent Posts

2022 Downtown Building and Business Grant Pre-Application Now Open

Are you looking to adapt or improve your business?Is the downtown building you own not living up to all of its potential?The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation's Building and Business Improvement Program(BBIP) may have the resources you need. The program is a 50/50...

2021 BBIP Grant for Downtown Buildings and Businesses Now Open

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is excited to announce the opening of its 2021 Building and Business Improvement Program. Downtown building and business owners have until April 5th, 2021, to apply to receive matching support towards investments related to...

Historic Tax Credit Workshop

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, in collaboration with Preservation Buffalo Niagara, is hosting a Historic Tax Credit Workshop on February 17th at 6 pm. Jamestown is home to three historic districts: Downtown, Forest Heights, and Lakeview. Properties in these...

Your Ideas for Downtown!

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is looking for the community's input on where to focus resources next year and years to come, specifically ideas that relate to improving our community within the context of the downtown urban core. We are looking for great ideas...

New Grant Program for Downtown Businesses

Our Retail Expansion Grant is now available to downtown businesses. This grant offers matching grant dollars to support the purchase of gift cards, branded merchandise, and expenses related to offering a new product or service. Learn a little bit more about the grant...

Doors Open Jamestown Recap

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is proud to report on another successful Doors Open Jamestown, with 17 participating attractions, and total attendance over 1,000. JRC and Jamestown Up Close would like to thank the attractions for their participation and support, as well as everyone that came out to see the attractions, and support downtown businesses on a snowy winter day.

Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Fireworks Brought to You by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is proud to continue their partnership with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF), to once again bring fireworks to the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. The parade will be held this Friday, December 6th, with live music at 5pm by “For the People”. The parade kickoff, tree lighting, and National Anthem start at 6:30pm, and the parade ends with a Santa-led fireworks celebration at the conclusion of the parade.

Shults Auto Group will Provide Santa’s Transportation for the Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is proud to continue their partnership with Shults Auto Group, who will once again provide the Official Transportation for Santa at this year’s Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. Shults Auto Group and Santa will bring up the end of the “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” themed parade, as it travels from the Third Street Bridge to City Hall on Friday, December 6, 2019.