Mayor Wants YOU to Shop Local!





     The holidays are just around the corner already.

     The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency and City Mayor Tim Kaumo hope shoppers will consider supporting small businesses when it’s time to start running holiday errands; after all, when small businesses thrive, so does our community.

      Kaumo is inviting locals and visitors to participate in the Mayor’s Challenge: 5 on Main; it’s a pledge to support local businesses at least five times during the holiday season. Residents and travelers can do so by purchasing gifts, dining, or participating in holiday events in Downtown. Holiday shoppers are encouraged to accept the challenge via social media, using the hashtag #5onMain and #mayorschallenge.

     According to Kaumo, shopping local promotes more community wealth.

            “Local businesses donate to many local charities,” he pointed out. “That wouldn’t occur if purchases are made outside of our community.”

            He continued to say, “Shopping locally supports our local merchants as well as the entire community.”

            He added, “If residents feel Rock Springs doesn't have options, check again. We have many unique shops throughout our community that need our support and they offer fantastic merchandise.”

            “It's important to shop local always and especially during the holiday season,” Kaumo said.

     Recently, merchants and shoppers spotted the Mayor picking gifts out early in Downtown Rock Springs.

     “My favorite part of holiday shopping is getting the chance to visit with people, enjoy the holiday vibe and searching for those special gifts that bring joy to our loved ones come Christmas morning,” he expressed.

    The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency is charged with the redevelopment of downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are three standing committees – Business Development, Promotions and Arts and Culture. For more information on the program, contact the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency at 307-352-1434 or visit their website at downtownrs.com.


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