With the intent to encourage local shopping and promote chamber members, the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the third annual traveling Christmas “Selfie with the Elfie” campaign which officially kicks-off on Nov. 1.
This year’s Chamber Elf will once again be visiting local Chamber-member retailers throughout the 2017 holiday season. First introduced in 2015 with a bobblehead elf in the likeness of then Chairman of the Board Robert Bradney, Bender Realty, this year’s elf is a custom rag doll likeness of current Chairman of the Board Roger Pickett, MurMaid Mattress.
Shoppers are encouraged to visit the Chamber website at www.clevelandchamber.com or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find the elf’s location. They then visit that business to take a “Selfie with the Elfie.” The next step is to post their pictures on the Chamber’s social media platforms, using the hashtag #CLEChamberElf and tagging the Chamber in their posts to be entered in a drawing. “The grand prize will give a lovely local shopper an extra $500 to spend just in time for those last-minute Christmas gifts,” Aaron Weatherford, Chamber membership director said. “And all you have to do is take a picture with our Christmas Elf to be qualified to enter.” The grand-prize drawing will take place at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Chamber office and will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
The Christmas Elf first stop along with complete location travel schedule to be announced on the Chamber’s social media and web site. “Support our economy by shopping local and post your selfie with the elfie,” said Mr. Weatherford.