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Shop Nac First mini posters available for all local businesses
Posted 11 - 26 - 2008
Pictured is Becky Cansler, manager of The Cottage, displaying the Shop Nac First mini poster in the storefront window.
(Photo by Kelly Daniel)

A Shop Nac First mini poster designed by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has arrived. The chamber board of directors and staff ask all Nacogdoches businesses to display the sign and continue to promote the recently-launched, shop local campaign.

"The Shop Nac First program is designed to encourage and enlist support from all of our local merchants, both downtown and city-wide,” said Sarah O’Brien, main street manager. “It is up to our local businesses to take this campaign, tailor it to suit their needs and run with it. Businesses have to join us in the effort to promote Shop Nac First for the campaign to truly be successful."

All Nacogdoches County Chamber members received the mini poster in the December Chamber News mail out package. More posters are available at the Nacogdoches County Chamber office at 2516 North St. Pick up a free poster, at the chamber during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“When we encourage consumers to shop Nacogdoches first, there’s also a challenge issued to local merchants,” said Bruce Partain, chamber president / CEO. “Our stores have to deliver on customer service, hours of operation, quality and selection. The good news is that many, many Nacogdoches merchants are up to that challenge.”

The Shop Nac First Web site URL,, is printed on the mini poster. The site serves as a cyber bridge that connects consumers and retailers, and includes information about products and services found here, opinion polls, comments from site visitors and links to other related sites.

Becky Cansler, manager of The Cottage, said, “I’m so excited about the new Web site, because it will be a great place to post items that we have in stock at our store, plus share special sales and other announcements for shoppers.

“There’s no reason for someone in Nacogdoches to drive out-of-town for items that can be bought here. People just need to know what’s available and where to find the things they want,” Cansler said.

About Shop Nac First

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, partnering with the City of Nacogdoches and the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) created the Shop Nac First campaign.

The campaign’s goals are to:
- Inform the public of the convenient and satisfying shopping
opportunities in Nacogdoches.
- Encourage business-to-business purchasing.
- Provide a new information sharing opportunity to local businesses
- Keep thousands of sales tax dollars in the community.
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