PHOTO CONTEST - Get Your Kicks on a Lancaster County Road Trip this Summer and Fall, and Be Entered to Win a $50 Gift Card to a Think Local Company of Your Choice!

From taverns to cafes to markets to shops to area attractions, we'll be staycationing in Lancaster County this summer and fall, and we want you to come along for the ride! 

Here's how it works - Between May 1 and May 31, 2017, take a photo of your favorite Lancaster County restaurant, shop, recreation area or attraction, and post it to Facebook or Instagram using #RoadTripLanc and #ThinkLocal. In the caption, tell us where the photo was taken and why it is one of your favorite Lancaster County destinations. We will use the photos you post to help us promote Think Local and Lancaster County businesses. And, we will pick one fun, creative, awesome photo as the winner. The prize will be a $50 gift card to the Think Local business of the winner's choice!

Official Rules:

- All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2017.

- All entries must include both hashtags and an appropriate caption, as noted in the description above, to be eligible for the prize.

- This contest is in no way endorsed or administered by Facebook or Instagram.


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Special Thanks to our Sponsor!

Hartz Physical Therapy

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About Think Local                              

Think Local is a Lancaster Chamber led, community wide initiative to improve our local economy by encouraging consumers and business decision makers to support local businesses when making purchases.

The primary goal of Think Local is to stimulate and accelerate the local economy by encouraging business decision makers and consumers to keep their dollars local, where the impact can be significant as dollars recirculate locally.

View Our Think Local Chamber Members/Investors, Here.


What are the Advantages of Think Local?

  • More money stays in the community.
    Money spent locally recirculates back into the community helping to fund non-profit and community organizations that serve and help local people.

  • Local jobs are created and sustained.
    Money spent locally increases business productivity and creates a better business climate - resulting in more employment opportunities.

  • The local community and economy are strengthened.
    The cycle of creating and spending wealth locally helps strengthen the economy and broader community.

  • Quality of life is improved.
    Local business owners and their employees contribute financially and volunteer their time to support local organizations and charities, which directly impacts the quality of life for the broader community.

  • Customer service is enhanced.
    When you buy products locally you are doing business and building relationships with people you know, making any future services, repairs or follow-ups simple and convenient.


How Can My Organization Get Involved?

Businesses - If you are a business that is committed to the concept of thinking local, sign the Think Local Declaration of Understanding and receive materials to help promote your business as a Think Local participant.

  1. Complete the Declaration of Understanding or call The Lancaster Chamber at 717.397.3531 to learn more about this initiative to support local businesses and/or to receive the Declaration of Understanding.

  2. Read the guidelines on the Think Local logo use here.

  3. Contact The Lancaster Chamber to obtain a copy of the logo via email.

  4. Think Local Chamber member/investor companies can take advantage of a special, discounted video package from Wood Star Productions, Inc. Learn More

Consumers - If you are committed to buying local and want to demonstrate your support for companies located here, employing local people, paying local taxes and supporting the local community, look for the Think Local designation before making a purchase and keep your dollars local and recirculating.


What Should I Consider When Making a Purchase?

Prior to making a purchase decision ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the product I want to buy grown or manufactured here?
  • Is it assembled, processed and /or packaged here?
  • Is it sold by a local company/business?
  • Is the company community-minded - supportive of local causes and charitable or non-profit organizations?
  • Does the company employ local workers?
  • Does the company pay local taxes?
  • Does the company contribute back to the community and encourage its employees to do the same?


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