Full contest rules here: https://living.macombgov.org/Living-Macomb-is-Open-Campaign
Wednesday, May 20 – Sunday, May 31
3 step process to enter contest:
Interested individuals can stop by any independently owned and operated food or beverage establishment in Macomb County, take a photo, share it on social media with the hashtag #MacombisOpen and submit the photo for a chance to win a $50 gift card to that establishment and a $1,000 grant for the named business. Twenty patrons will receive $50 gift cards and 20 establishments will receive the $1,000 grants.
Entries must be received between Wednesday, May 20 and Sunday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be selected live on the Make Macomb Your Home Facebook page on Monday, June 1 at noon. Patrons may enter a different eatery with each entry, but can only win once. Diners, coffee shops, breweries, wineries, bakeries, ice cream shops and others may be represented by many entries, but can only win once. Contest details and the contest entry portal can be found here and on MakeMacombYourHome.com.
To help these businesses, Macomb County has joined forces with the Macomb County Chamber, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber, the Anchor Bay Chamber, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber, the Greater Romeo Washington Chamber and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to launch the Macomb is Open contest. The initiative is made possible through the support of the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, which is matching county and chamber funds to make up to $21,000 available for local eateries and patrons.
“This contest is patterned after our very popular ‘Shop Local Macomb’ holiday campaign,” said Vicky Rad, director of Macomb County’s Department of Planning & Economic Development. “Our hope is that it creates a greater level of support for our local restaurants while protecting local jobs.”