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MANSFIELD – Several Richland County area business groups will again be promoting businesses in the Richland County area through a Small Business Saturday prize program.

The event highlights locally-owned small businesses and will feature a simple opportunity for shoppers to win a prize through a new no-contact registration.

The event takes place on Nov. 28. Shoppers will have two ways to win: On Nov. 28, shoppers are invited to visit participating local small businesses and simply scan the QR code with their cell phone.

This will automatically open the prize entry form to submit basic contact information for prize notification. Although shoppers can shop as many stores as they wish, only six entries will be permitted for the prize drawing, one per store.

There will also be $500 worth of prizes for shoppers who enter the selfie contest. On Nov. 28, they simply take the selfie while they are at a participating business, tag the business, include hashtag #SBSRichland2020, and make the post public.

Ashley Meyer, Member Services Coordinator at the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development states, “We are excited to unveil the new QR code program as a way to keep our community safe and still get people out to support our local retailers on Small Business Saturday.

"Without the OSU/Michigan game to compete with this year we hope to see even more people supporting local on Small Business Saturday!”

Several days prior to the event, participating stores will be listed on the Chamber website - richlandareachamber.com.

The program ends at the close of business on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28).

All local retail-oriented small businesses are encouraged to enter by Nov. 6. Full details can be found at richlandareachamber.com.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Growth Association, Shelby Area Business Group, Be Focal Buy Local, Downtown Mansfield, inc. and The Clear Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on participating in Small Business Saturday, contact Ashley Meyer at 419-522-3211 or ameyer@richlandareachamber.com.

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