Shop Brownsville announces economic impact; prize winners

Shop Brownsville announces economic impact; prize winners

Shop Brownsville announces economic impact; prize winners

The 2014 Shop Brownsville First campaign, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20, resulted in big prizes for two residents and a significant economic impact for local merchants. Starting on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, the Brownsville Business Association, Main Street Brownsville and the Chamber of Commerce joined forces for the 5th annual Shop Brownsville First campaign. The push produced an economic impact of over $70,000, boasted the highest merchant participation to date and included Brownsville’s first Cash Mob event.

The event kicked off with a record 12 participating merchants and Brownsville’s first Cash Mob event on Nov. 29. Cash Mob shoppers took the challenge to spend a minimum of $10 locally during a designated time period and were rewarded with extra chances to win.

The 3-week campaign ended Dec. 20, with a public drawing for a 50-inch HDTV and $250 in Chamber bucks. The lucky winner of the TV was Lynn Correa. Barbie Smith won the Chamber bucks. Several smaller prizes were also awarded to local residents.

Shop Brownsville First is sponsored annually by the Brownsville Business Association. For more information about the event contact Vickie Cooper at 731-772-4477, or visit

(Photo, left) Lynn Correa, pictured with her husband, Steve, was the winner of the 50-inch HDTV given away December 20, during the holiday’s Shop Brownsville First campaign. Winners are selected by random drawing from those who spent $10 or more at participating merchants during the campaign period.

(right) Barbie Smith, winner of $250 Chamber Bucks, accepts her prize from Chamber Director Renee Moss. This year’s event was presented by the Brownsville Business Association in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Brownsville.

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