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Spread the Cheer sweepstakes starts Nov. 23 to promote local businesses in Genesee County

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Spread the Cheer sweepstakes starts Nov. 23 to promote local businesses in Genesee County (PHOTO: Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce)

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. - Here's your chance to win $500 while helping one of your favorite local businesses.

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The Flint and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is holding a "Spread the Cheer" sweepstakes.

Community members are asked to answer a few questions and tell the chamber of commerce which independently owned businesses in Flint and Genesee County they'd like to help.

Starting November 23, the chamber will randomly select one of those businesses each week until Dec. 21st.

If the business you submitted is chosen, it will get $1000 and you will get a $500 visa gift card.

The chamber says the goal is to encourage people to shop local.

Tyler Rossmaessler, Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, Director of Economic Development said, "Right now what we're thinking about are those main street businesses, the small diners, the cool coffee shops, the local retails spots, the places that make communities great, that what we want to celebrate and that's what spread the cheer is all about."

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 20, 2020, with the final winning entry selected Dec. 21, 2020.

For more information, visit the Flint and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce website.