With over 25 dining and entertainment options and 20 retail establishments, the Oregon District is a great place to purchase diverse holiday gifts from local businesses. This year, the independent businesses have come together to showcase what the Oregon District has to offer with a new stamp card promotion that rewards people with thousands of dollars in prize incentives. Each business will have stamp cards available, which will be stamped whenever a purchase is made at one of 45 businesses. Every business has a different stamp, and once someone has 8 stamps from 8 different independent, local businesses, the completed card can be turned into one of 3 locations: The Trolley Stop, Sterling Studio, and Lily’s Bistro.
Completed stamp card functions like a deluxe raffle ticket, says organizer Brian Johnson. “There will be a total of 4 drawings from completed stamp cards. On three Sundays in December, we will draw a card and the winner will receive a gift basket worth about $500 in goods donated by Oregon District businesses. On Sunday, December 21, one of the completed cards will de drawn for the grand prize, which is worth $1,000 in prizes and gift certificates.”
Organizers decided to run Christmas in the Oregon District from Saturday, November 29 to Sunday, December 21 for two reasons. The kick off is tied with Small Business Saturday on November 29–a national promotion that showcases small businesses and encourages individuals to spend their holiday dollars in their community–and the ending date gives folks a chance to use their prizes as holiday gifts. “I might not be planning to get a tattoo any time soon,” says Bob Mendenhall of Blind Bob’s. “But if I win the grand prize, I know a whole lot of people that would be happy to get a gift certificate for one!”
Shopping Options: Belle of Dayton, Bonnets, Brim, Clash Dayton, Deaf Monty’s, Eclectic Essentials, Feather’s Vintage, 510 Gallery, Found Treasures 4 You, Gem City Tattoo Club, Glenn Scott’s Tattoo Team, Goodwill, Hicks Barbershop, Jimmy Modern, My Grandfather’s Garden, Omega Music, Oregon Tails, Recreate, Sew Dayton, Spice Paradise, Sterling Studio,
Dining & Entertainment Options: Blind Bob’s, Dublin Pub, 5th St. Wine and Deli, Franco’s, Grass Roots Enrichment Center, Hole in the Wall, Jay’s Seafood, Lily’s Bistro, Lucky’s, Ned Peppers, Oregon Express, Press, Roost, Salar, Smokin’ BBQ, Thai 9, The Neon, Toxic Brew Co, Trolley Stop, Urban Krag, Wheat Penny, Wiley’s,