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March 04, 2024

Buy Local Challenge ending May 6; register today

Over $3,700 in prizes to be won at local businesses

ONE OF MANY PRIZES OFFERED — Above, left to right: Kevin and Kendall Sipe of Sipe Lumber Company are shown beside their “Buy Local Challenge” prize giveaway, an Orca Cooler valued at over $200. Starting April 12, you can register at Sipe Lumber Company to win the cooler and a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree from Alexander County businesses. A complete list of participating businesses will be listed in today’s edition of The Taylorsville Times. See inside this week’s special section for more details about the 2017 Buy Local Challenge.


The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation and The Taylorsville Times are pleased to announce that the Third Annual “Buy Local Challenge” is back again this spring for Alexander County businesses. The program is one component of the EDC’s “Buy Local Alexander” efforts.

In this year’s campaign, more than 50 Alexander County businesses are participating in the promotion and entry forms have been delivered to the participating businesses.

This promotional program encourages residents to spend their dollars locally for products or services, and to visit the store to register for a prize offered by the business. By encouraging residents to visit the businesses, they will learn more about the goods and services offered there. Participants are also entered into a drawing for a $1,000 grand prize provided by The Taylorsville Times and the EDC.

“If you’re a customer, visit as many of the participating businesses as you can and register for their prizes, but also show your support of the business by purchasing something while you’re there,” said Gary Herman, EDC’s Small Business Development Coordinator. “We ‘challenge’ you to make a real impact on our local merchants and our local economy through this program.”

The “Buy Local Challenge” promotion runs April 12 – May 6.

To learn more about the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation, visit You can also connect on Facebook at and on Twitter at When you visit a local business, be sure to check in on Facebook, add a photo, and use the hashtag #BuyLocalAlexander.

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