EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the $1,000 cash assistance for participating businesses, the Seattle Southside Chamber’s Southside Promise has announced a $500 ‘Shop Local’ incentive for potential customers.

To encourage local customers to shop and buy local, the Chamber in partnership with the City of Tukwila has also added a Southside Promise shop local contest as part of Shop Small Saturday, a nationwide campaign to encourage support of local businesses.

Every time you shop, buy, or dine local from Nov. 28 through Dec. 18, 2020, just take a photo of your receipt and send it to the Chamber at [email protected] using the subject line “Shop Local Contest” to be entered to win $500 cash. Be sure to attach or insert the image of your receipt and include your first and last name in the body of the email. Each receipt is an additional chance to win!

This contest includes all types of purchases, including purchases in-store, to-go, and online. Additional chances to win will be added if the purchase was made at a Chamber Member location or at a business that has taken the Southside Promise. One purchase has the potential to add up to 3 chances to win!

“Now, more than ever, we need to support our local businesses,” said Andrea Reay President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber. “We’ve always been proud to be a Neighborhood Champion with American Express for Shop Small Saturday. This year, we’re proud to extend that out past Saturday the 28th. Our businesses are making a promise to keep us as safe and healthy as possible, so we must also make a promise as a community to support them.”

Shopping local is now more important than ever with the new COVID-19 guidance for King County as of Nov. 15. Although we’re all being asked to limit social interaction to help combat the spread of the virus, we can still contribute to the economic health of our community. Local businesses need your help to remain resilient. This is why the Seattle Southside Chamber and City of Tukwila are proud to announce their Shop Local Contest to provide incentives to customers shopping, buying, and dining local during this year’s extended Shop Small Saturday and the 2020 holiday season.

Please visit the chamber’s Member Directory for a full list of members or the Southside Promise webpage for a full list of Southside Promise Takers. Looking for a specific gift, meal, or experience? Send us an email at [email protected] and they’d be happy to direct you to the perfect local business.

    • There is no limit on the number of entries per person and no minimum requirement for purchase.
    • Purchases must be dated from Nov. 28 through Dec. 18 and submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Shop Local Contest” no later than 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2020.
    • The winner will be announced on Social Media on Dec. 19.

For more information on the Southside Promise or to apply in 10 minutes or less, visit


About the Southside Mitigation And Recovery Taskforce
SMART is a public/private taskforce, led by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, that strives to find real solutions to the challenges our community faces as we confront the human and economic impacts of COVID-19. As the taskforce works to deliver initiatives and campaigns that help support and encourage a quick recovery to the local business community, it is focused on 3 main objects: Advocacy, Support, and Marketing and Promotion.

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

About the City of Tukwila
Incorporated in 1908, the City of Tukwila is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, with more than 80 languages spoken in the Tukwila School District.  While 20,000 people call Tukwila home, during the day Tukwila becomes one of Washington State’s largest cities, with more than 150,000 people coming into the city daily to work, shop, play, and dine. Long at the center of commerce in Washington State, Tukwila is home to many well-known businesses such as Boeing, BECU, Top Pot Donuts, Seattle Chocolates, Rainier Industries, The Seattle Seawolves, and Seattle Sounders FC train at Starfire Sports. Tukwila is also a retail powerhouse; home to the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest, Tukwila generates $2.5 billion in taxable retail sales annually.