Ten local businesses are receiving $1,000 grants and 10 shoppers are receiving $150 gift cards from the Shop Local Macomb campaign, a program of the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.
The annual initiative encourages shoppers to patronize independently owned and operated establishments during the holiday season for the chance to win one of the gift cards provided by First State Bank and a county grant for the business they supported.
In all, there were more than 700 entries. A drawing was held Monday with organizers selecting gift card winners and grant recipients.
Winning businesses include:
New DJ Shop, Warren
The Conservatory, Clinton Township
Starr Craft Brewery, Richmond
Liv a Little at Home, New Haven
Clementine’s Pastries, Mount Clemens
Birch & Arrow, Harrison Township
Soenen’s Market, Harrison Township
Filipo Marc Winery, Clinton Township
Champagne Chocolates, Mount Clemens
Charlie and the Treasure Factory, Clinton Township
This is the second year in a row that Filipo Marc Winery in Clinton Township was chosen for a grant.
“I’m so proud to once again host the Shop Local Macomb contest, and to recognize these incredible Macomb County businesses with grants,” planning Director Vicky Rowinski said in a news release. “Our community really came together to support small retailers for this initiative, and I’m hopeful that they will continue to shop local for the rest of the holiday season.”
Shop Local Macomb is coordinated by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development with support from area chambers, including Connect Macomb, the Macomb County Chamber, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber, the Northern Macomb Regional Chamber and the Anchor Bay Chamber.