shop local challenge


how it works

Catch (the Bass) is our Chamber’s Mascot & each week in 2021 we will be hiding him in different businesses that are owned/operated by our members.

Clues about where Catch can be found will be revealed on Facebook every Monday and the first to find him & win $100 to spend with the business where he was discovered!

Why Shop Local?

Behind every Business is a family working hard to make an upword economic impact in the local communitiy they love!

Comunity Connections.

Local businesses support good work in our community! In fact, studies show that communities that work together, grow together!

So Much Variety!

One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants are part of what makes our County a great place to live, work and play!

It Makes Sense!

The math for buying close to home is compelling—for every $100 spent in a local business, $73 remains and gets put back into the economy. 

# of Chamber Members

# of Local Shoppers

# of Winners

Ways to participate 


The Chamber has gotten pretty creative about how they help local businesses stand out in the crowd, benefiting from a marketing mix of mass proportions.

During Jackson County’s first ever 2020 shop local challenge, meant to bring regional awareness to local business members and stimulate the shop local mindset, the Chamber is looking to partner with 4 sponsors, covering the cost of prize money to be spent with/in local businesses.

Benefits include Annual recognition on the bottom of this landing page, along with logo and verbal recognition on local print and social media as well as on the radio and in a video commercial.


Are you a Member of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce? 

If so, there are still a few slots left on the 2020 Shop Local Challenge calendar and we are still accepting business participation on a first come first serve basis. 


Whether you find Catch or just want to show off your local finds, share your discoveries by tagging the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce and using the hashtag #ShopLocal2020 so that others can join in!

When you tag us, we will then choose one shopper per week and showcase your finds across our Instagram, Facebook & Twitter social channels.

Our Mission:

We see a bright future for Jackson County and continue to be the voice of progress in our hometown business community!

Spotlight on Sponsors

Redstone Federal Credit Union