City, chamber events provide support for Keller businesses during social distancing

The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce is currently sponsoring a second round of its Keep Calm and Carry Out contest to help support local businesses. (Courtesy Keller Chamber)
The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce is currently sponsoring a second round of its Keep Calm and Carry Out contest to help support local businesses. (Courtesy Keller Chamber)

The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce is currently sponsoring a second round of its Keep Calm and Carry Out contest to help support local businesses. (Courtesy Keller Chamber)

The city of Keller and Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce are finding creative ways to support local restaurants and businesses while social distancing restrictions remain in place.

To help drive up business for local establishments, the city has launched multiple social media campaigns and contests that have engaged hundreds of residents.

The campaigns were so successful, in fact, that the city has begun a second round of its Keep Calm and Carry Out and Chalk My Drive contests.

Round two of Keep Calm and Carry Out will last through April 12. The contest asks Keller residents to snap a photo of themselves getting takeout or delivery from any Keller business and then direct message the photo to the Facebook page of either the city of Keller or Keep It In Keller. Multiple entries are accepted.

A grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card will take place April 13.


The city of Keller and the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce are also sponsoring round two of the Chalk My Drive contest. The contest encourages members of the community to share their chalk art talent for a chance to win a $100 family basket of goodies.

To participate, individuals can select a category of favorite local business or inspirational message. Then, they can post a photo of their completed chalk design to the Chalk My Drive event page and tag the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce and Excel Construction Group.

Beginning April 1, Keller residents will also have an additional opportunity to participate in the Community Curbside Give Back.

Chamber officials will help support local businesses by providing featured restaurants between $500-$1000 to be used toward customer discounts. Residents can then place an order with each participating restaurant and use the code word “Community” to receive a discount of $10 off a $20 order or $5 off a $10 order.

The Community Curbside Give Back promotion will run through April 17 and feature a total of eight local restaurants. Locations of the featured restaurants are available below.

The promotion will feature Boca 31 on April 1, The Lost Cajun on April 3, Sweet Memories Cakes and Catering on April 6, Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip on April 8, FnG Eats on April 10, Summer Moon Coffee on April 13, DeVivo Bros. Eatery on April 15 and Cafe Sicilia on April 17.

By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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