Independent We Stand Launches Shop Small Selfie Contest

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Small business organization Independent We Stand is inviting customers to snap a selfie in front of their favorite local store and share it on Independent We Stand’s Facebook page for the chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards. Participants are asked to use the hashtag #ShopSmallSelfie in their posts.

Independent We Stand launched the contest on November 4 to promote small, independently owned businesses while asking consumer fans to show their support with creativity and community involvement.

Through December 22, customers can post selfies in front of as many local businesses as they wish; each photo will be counted as one entry as long as it includes a different business. One winner will be announced each week beginning November 23.

In addition to this contest, there are just a few days left to nominate a small business for Independent We Stand’s 2016 Indie Awards, created in 2011 to recognize the small, locally owned businesses that go above and beyond expectations to deliver stellar customer service and community support. Nominations are due by November 13.

Anyone who nominates an independent business for the awards will have the chance to win a $100 “Locals Only” VISA Gift Card. The winning business, to be announced mid-December, will receive a prize package valued at $10,000, including $5,000 in cash, a redesigned website, and more.