LOGAN SQUARE — In an effort to save Logan Square businesses hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown, the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce has launched a game of business bingo.
Here’s how it works: On the bingo card there are different small businesses categories: local grocery store, home decor and auto and bike repair, to name a few. When you spend money at a business in that category (while social distancing, of course), you can check off the corresponding box.
Once you’ve checked off five boxes and you’ve shown your receipts to the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, you’ll be entered to win a Logan Square Farmers Market tote or a $25 gift card to the Logan Square Farmers Market.
Purchases are only eligible if they’re made within the month of April. Gift cards, GoFundMe for staff support, virtual class donations and deposits for future appointments all count.
Those who play are encouraged to share their shopping journey on social media and tag @LoganSquareChamber and the businesses themselves.
The chamber launched business bingo in partnership with the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in an effort to save businesses across the state.
“Now more than ever, Logan Square businesses need our support. We didn’t choose social distancing but we can choose how we spend our money from afar. Shopping intentionally and keeping dollars local makes a world of difference to our small businesses right now,” the chamber said.
For more on the game, and how to play, visit the chamber’s website.
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