We are really excited to once more invite our members to take part in the national Fiver Fest fortnight, arranged by Totally Locally.
Fiver Fest is a huge celebration of Britain's brilliant independent small businesses - most of which are run by families or individuals, but they all contribute to our local economy.
Here in Whitley Bay, if every adult in the area spent just £5 per week in their local independent businesses instead of online or at the big supermarket, it would be worth an extra £9.3million going back into our local economy.
This means more jobs, better facilities and a nicer place for us all to live and work.
Makes you think, doesn't it?
If you're a member of Whitley Bay Chamber and would like to get involved, you will receive free promotion across all of our social media channels - including Our Whitley Bay to ensure that as many people as possible hear about your business.
We ask that everyone registers in advance to help us plan our marketing and promotional activity. We need as many businesses as possible to take part, and if this is the case we'll also contact the local media with a special press release too.
If you're not able to take part, we totally understand that not everyone can, we would love it if as may people as possible shared the event and let their customers know. Fiver Fest brings people into the town so even if you don't have an offer you might get some extra customers during the fortnight - everyone has the potential to be a winner.
To register, please complete the form here. Fiver Fest is open to everyone, however only Chamber members are entitled to the free promotion online, as part of their membership benefit package.