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The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and regional business associations have teamed up to help make holiday shopping even more rewarding this year. In an effort to encourage shopping locally, a 5-week holiday shopping scavenger hunt kicked off on Saturday, Nov. 28 (Small Business Saturday) with a goal of driving locals and visitors around the region to complete shopping related challenges. Learn more HERE. Additionally, a purchasing portal on the NLTRA.org website fosters a Shop Local; Shop Small message and features gift cards from more than 70 local businesses, including lodging properties, retailers, activity providers and restaurants. The program is a simple but effective way to support the north shore business community.
“Many local businesses are struggling to survive, and employees may be laid off as we approach the holiday season,” explained Jeffrey Hentz, CEO of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “I urge everyone to commit their support for small businesses and give gifts from the talented artisans and unique retail stores that comprise North Lake Tahoe’s five districts. Our shopping and dining choices are hugely impactful to local business success.”
Shop & Win Contest: The contest will run through the Goosechase App, which is free to download and use. Once players join the contest on the App, they will see over 100 challenges to complete for points. Each week a team/player will be selected to win prizes and at the end, the team/player who acquires the most points will win a grand prize. All participants will be required to accept safety terms to participate in the contest. Learn more.
Gift Cards: The Gift Card purchasing portal has a list of businesses that currently sell gift cards online or by phone. Customers can then click on the “Purchase a Gift Card” button and be linked directly to the business website where gift cards are available. For businesses who don’t have a gift card program in place, find a DIY toolkit below. If a business is not signed up for the North Lake Tahoe gift card program, please contact Sarah@GoTahoeNorth.com to be included.
Gift Guide: Female Entrepreneurs of Truckee Tahoe (FETT) is a group centered around supporting female entrepreneurs in the Truckee Tahoe region by creating networking opportunities, cultivating community with intentional interactions, educating on hot topics within specific industries, curating mentorships to expand and nurture the existing community of strong, empowered women. For this holiday season they created a guide to locally owned, female businesses for holiday shopping. Learn more.