Hamilton Chamber of Commerce offers “Loving Local” promotion
For example, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum offers free admission to the park with purchase of admission when offered by attendees. The promotion appropriately encourages attendees to “Love the art…Love one another – Come to Pyramid Hill to propose to the love of your life.” Those interested in taking part in the promotion can call Pyramid Hill in advance to let the staff know you are nominating, and you will receive a BOGO admission. The only request from the park is that you post a photo of the proposal on social media and use the #pyramidhill tag for us. Call (513) 868-8336 to register for the BOGO offer, or for more details.
Two Little Buds has several promotions as part of “Loving Local”, including a Galentine party on Thursday, February 10. Attendees will enjoy an evening with the girls for a flower arranging workshop, where owner Mindy Staton will teach attendees how to create their own arrangement to take home. You will also be able to enjoy your own mini charcuterie platter and a selection of selected wines. Call (513) 816-7742 or visit www.twolittlebuds.com for details.
Hamilton has approximately 65 businesses located throughout downtown Hamilton. “Loving Local” provides a guide for residents, and it takes the guesswork out of coming up with something new, creative, or out of the box. For a complete list of promotions, events and details, visit www.hamilton-ohio.com/explore-hamilton. Participating companies are listed for each event.
“Residents will have a list of all these experiences you can have, or different things you can buy, or memories you can make, like The Benison, where they host a five-course dinner with bespoke desserts and shows on Monday, February 14 from 6-8 p.m. To spend an entire evening that you might not have thought of, but seeing it on a campaign like this, you may decide to. So that takes the guesswork out,” Grubb said.
Seeing these businesses listed on a guidebook and what they have to offer has a big impact, she said.
“When people buy locally, the money stays in the community, and that’s very important. During our period of revitalization, the community has supported and truly embraced the “shop local” message and movement that is happening across the country, but here we have so many local businesses and people in our community who are faithful. They want to see our businesses succeed,” Grubb said.
Hamilton’s revitalization has expanded over the past 10 years, and there is still much to do with projects like Spooky Nook, which will continue to bring visitors to the area. For more than a decade, the Hamilton Chamber has also championed Small Business Saturday, which is still one of the biggest shopping days for local businesses.
Additionally, local businesses continue to see an increase in traffic from shoppers and diners from outside of Hamilton. Hamilton has attracted visitors from West Chester, Mason, Liberty Twp. And Oxford, to name a few.
“We hear people spending the day here, and they say, ‘Wow, I had no idea Hamilton had grown so much.’ So we become a destination town. RiversEdge in the summer attracts thousands of people, and it’s free concerts. So there’s a lot going on here that makes it appealing, not just to the residents of our community, but also for surrounding communities,” Grubb said.
The “Explore Hamilton” app is another way for community members to keep up to date with the list of community events listed there. In addition, each of the businesses is listed on a map. Community members who want more information can download the app before their visit. The application is free and can be downloaded from the App Store or the Google Play Store.