Flower Mound chamber, town team up on campaign to encourage residents to Shop Local

shop local banner being set up.
Local businesses can participate for free by signing up on the Flower Mound Shop Local website, where owners can link their business website and social media accounts and detail any special deals they have going on. (Courtesy Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce)

Local businesses can participate for free by signing up on the Flower Mound Shop Local website, where owners can link their business website and social media accounts and detail any special deals they have going on. (Courtesy Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce)

The Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the town of Flower Mound to organize a weeklong promotional event Nov.1-7 to encourage residents to shop locally.

Chamber President Lori Walker presented the promotion at the Flower Mound Town Council meeting on Oct. 18.

Local businesses can participate for free by signing up on the Flower Mound Shop Local website, where owners can link their business website and social media accounts and detail any special deals they have.

“Shopping local keeps money local,” Walker said. “When you invest in Shop Local, you are reinvesting in what makes our community so awesome and so great.”

Walker went on to say the reinvested money goes back to supporting Flower Mound’s parks, town events, first responders, libraries and more.


Each day of the Shop Local event has a different theme that participants are encouraged to post about on social media.

On Nov. 1, residents are encouraged to check in and take photos at their favorite places in town to have fun, such as gyms or golf courses. On Nov. 2, residents are encouraged to visit and post about their favorite local places to eat. Nov. 3 is for residents to share their favorite places to relax, such as spas and salons. On Nov. 4 residents can post their favorite places in town to get drinks. The theme Nov. 5 encourages residents to share their favorite local spots to buy clothing. On Nov. 6 residents can share their favorite places to get tools and equipment for do-it-yourself projects. And on Nov. 7 they are encouraged to share their general favorite spot in Flower Mound.

The Shop Local team will share all posts with the tag #SHOPLOCALFM to the Shop Local social media pages and do drawings for cash prizes. More information on Shop Local week, including how to add a business, is available at www.shopdineplaylocal.biz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shoplocalflowermound.
By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.