The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is encouraging residents to shop local and shop small for the holidays by offering gift wrapping as an incentive.
The Chamber will open its gift-wrapping station starting on November 1st in conjunction with downtown Urbana’s ‘Holiday Open House Preview’ and will continue Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM until December 23rd. The gift-wrapping station will have special hours on Small Business Saturday, November 30th and will be open noon to 6 PM.
Shoppers that purchase items at a small Champaign County business can bring those items to the Chamber office to be wrapped. The wrapping will be free to those with a receipt form a local business, up to three items per person. People at the wrapping station will be verifying and checking receipts to verify that items are purchased locally.
The wrapping station will be staffed by the Chamber and gracious volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate gift wrapping supplies, contact the Chamber at 937-653-5764 or email email@example.com.