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Craig businesses show love for local shoppers

Summer contest winners announced

Shopping locally has paid off for quite a few Northwest Colorado residents, as well as the businesses they've patronized.

The Locals Love You More contest sponsored by Craig's Downtown Business Association during the summer recently announced the winners of a variety of prizes, 44 to be exact. Names were drawn at random Thursday morning from a collection of entries from shoppers.

Locals Love You More Downtown Contest winners

$250 in Downtown Bucks — Amy Peck, Paula Kinkaid

Cheesecake from KS Kreations — Kelly Ann Kirk

Quilt kit from The Embroidery Shoppe — Joann Adamek

Gift certificate from Bargain Barn — Tim Krieger

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Chalkboard from Favorite Things — Patty Myers

Gift certificate from The Warehouse — Janet Wilshire

Gift certificate from Victory Vision — Max Ciani

Gift certificate from Community Budget Center — Rebekah Vowels

Spree Bucks from Cramer Flooring — Karen Lawrence

Decorative bucket from Sundrop Framing — Ryan Conolly

Gift certificate from The Copy Shop — Denise Rogers

Gift certificate from The Dog Spa — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from The Kitchen Shop — Max Ciani

Gift certificate from One Hour Photo — Anson Excavating

Flashlight from Jackson's Office Supply — Cindy Evans

Necklace from Kester Jewelry — Diane Terrill

Bee bar from The Giving Tree — Audrey Danner

Model rocket kit from Pack Center Shipping/Empire Express Hobbies — Karen Chaney

Fish tank and fish from The Jungle Pet Shop — Jacie Crider

Collar and leash from Paddy Whack — Frontier Apartments

Gift certificate from Carelli's Pizzeria & Pasta — Susan Nicholson

Gift certificate from Downtown Books — Connie Sickle

Gift certificate and aromatherapy beads from Second Look Consignments — Cindy Evans, Diana Knez

Gift certificate from My Best Friend's Closet — Amanda McDermott

Gift certificate from Loyd's Cleaners — Chris Ricks

Business card holder from The Flower Mine — Karen Lawrence

Breakfast burrito and bloody mary from Cool Water Grille — Karen Chaney

Quilt package from Quilters Quest — Amy Peck

Countertop microwave from Intermountain Appliance — Bill Terrill

Fuel credit from Craig Conoco — Delaine Voloshin

Gift basket from New Images Styling Salon — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop — Kathy Hollingsworth

Wireless mouse from Solutions Oriented Systems — Justin Sadvar

Gift bag from Edward Jones and Bryan Ludgate — Diana Knez

Refrigerator and freezer from Miller Family Appliance — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from Eastside Liquor — Cindy Evans

Gift certificate from Tunies & Such — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from Black Mountain Glass — Bill and Diane Terrill

Gift bag from J&R Cyclery — Sue Gallion

Wooden stepstool from Furniture Gallery of Craig — Paula Kinkaid, Amanda McDermott, Cynthia Schuster, Douglas Harrington

— For more information about the Locals Love You More program, call 970-824-7898.

Organizer Karen Brown said the promotion was a huge success, with 103 total entries. Each entry required receipts showing at least $250 worth of materials or services purchased at area businesses, translating to more than $25,000 spent downtown from June through the end of August.

"It was probably even more than that," Brown said, noting some individual entries went far past the $250 mark. "Some of them just weren't quite enough for $500."

Many in the contest entered multiple times and walked away with several prizes, including appliances like a new refrigerator and freezer or a microwave, furniture, gift packages or many other items.

Many sponsoring businesses offered gift certificates and credits, and two winners were the recipients of $250 in Downtown Bucks, good for any participating establishments.

Organizers were also encouraged by the fact that they received entries from outside Craig, with winners from Hayden and Maybell, showing the ability of local shops to attract regular significant revenue.

"The participation was just phenomenal," said Steve Fulton, coordinator of The Marianna Raftopoulos Business Success Center, where the drawing took place.

Brown said she was initially unsure how much of a response the contest would get, but DBA already has another round in mind, likely with the same format.

"We want to do it again in the last quarter, October, November and December," she said. "We'll get the Christmas crowd to shop local because locals love you more."

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com.

Locals Love You More Downtown Contest winners

$250 in Downtown Bucks — Amy Peck, Paula Kinkaid

Cheesecake from KS Kreations — Kelly Ann Kirk

Quilt kit from The Embroidery Shoppe — Joann Adamek

Gift certificate from Bargain Barn — Tim Krieger

Chalkboard from Favorite Things — Patty Myers

Gift certificate from The Warehouse — Janet Wilshire

Gift certificate from Victory Vision — Max Ciani

Gift certificate from Community Budget Center — Rebekah Vowels

Spree Bucks from Cramer Flooring — Karen Lawrence

Decorative bucket from Sundrop Framing — Ryan Conolly

Gift certificate from The Copy Shop — Denise Rogers

Gift certificate from The Dog Spa — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from The Kitchen Shop — Max Ciani

Gift certificate from One Hour Photo — Anson Excavating

Flashlight from Jackson’s Office Supply — Cindy Evans

Necklace from Kester Jewelry — Diane Terrill

Bee bar from The Giving Tree — Audrey Danner

Model rocket kit from Pack Center Shipping/Empire Express Hobbies — Karen Chaney

Fish tank and fish from The Jungle Pet Shop — Jacie Crider

Collar and leash from Paddy Whack — Frontier Apartments

Gift certificate from Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta — Susan Nicholson

Gift certificate from Downtown Books — Connie Sickle

Gift certificate and aromatherapy beads from Second Look Consignments — Cindy Evans, Diana Knez

Gift certificate from My Best Friend’s Closet — Amanda McDermott

Gift certificate from Loyd’s Cleaners — Chris Ricks

Business card holder from The Flower Mine — Karen Lawrence

Breakfast burrito and bloody mary from Cool Water Grille — Karen Chaney

Quilt package from Quilters Quest — Amy Peck

Countertop microwave from Intermountain Appliance — Bill Terrill

Fuel credit from Craig Conoco — Delaine Voloshin

Gift basket from New Images Styling Salon — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop — Kathy Hollingsworth

Wireless mouse from Solutions Oriented Systems — Justin Sadvar

Gift bag from Edward Jones and Bryan Ludgate — Diana Knez

Refrigerator and freezer from Miller Family Appliance — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from Eastside Liquor — Cindy Evans

Gift certificate from Tunies & Such — Karen Lawrence

Gift certificate from Black Mountain Glass — Bill and Diane Terrill

Gift bag from J&R Cyclery — Sue Gallion

Wooden stepstool from Furniture Gallery of Craig — Paula Kinkaid, Amanda McDermott, Cynthia Schuster, Douglas Harrington

— For more information about the Locals Love You More program, call 970-824-7898.