On Saturday, Nov. 25, Surface Creek area businesses -- large and small, brick and mortar and home-based -- are invited to participate in National Small Business Saturday, a concerted promotion to keep holiday shoppers spending their dollars right here at home for the holiday season.
The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cedaredge are partnering once again to bring this promotion to our businesses, and we welcome any and all businesses in the Surface Creek area to participate. Participating businesses will be included in all display and radio advertising and social media marketing, including handouts available to shoppers listing your business and your special Small Business Saturday offerings. It's easy to participate -- simply plan to be open on Nov. 25 and offer some type of incentive, sale, special or event to get shoppers in your doors.
If you'd like to be included in the advertising, please fill out an application available at the chamber office, 245 W. Main Street, or online at www.CedaredgeChamber.com. You can also call the chamber at 856-6961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost to be included in the advertising is $15 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. All monies collected will go toward paid advertising. In addition, please stop by the office to pick up a supply of Small Business Saturday swag -- customer giveaways like tote bags and pins, as well as marketing materials for your business, like posters, balloons and banners. There is a limited supply of materials, and they are first come, first served.
The deadline to be included in the advertising is Friday, Nov. 10, at noon, though of course businesses are still welcome to participate past that deadline.
As an extra incentive for shoppers, the chamber will have a raffle for Surface Creek Bucks -- a monetary voucher to be used at participating businesses. Each $25 spent at a participating business during Small Business Saturday will earn the shopper one raffle ticket (and there is no limit on the number of tickets you can earn!). Shoppers must return all receipts to the chamber office the week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 to be entered into the raffle to give away $250 in cash vouchers to be spent at local participating businesses.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.