Fright Night for 2020 has been CANCELLED, due to COVID-19. The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce prioritizes the safety and well being of the entire Potsdam community. An alternative family activity has been created to celebrate Halloween. Please go to: www.potsdamchamber.com/halloweenhunt for more details.
Beginning October 12th, 2020, various Potsdam Businesses will display Halloween related images on their storefronts. There are 10 different images displayed throughout Potsdam! All images are shown on the Scavenger Hunt Checklist! Children must find 6 of them to be entered to win. Email images in front of 6 different storefronts, each with a different Halloween image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contest will run from October 12th-October 28th.
All children who complete the contest and submit their images to the Potsdam Chamber will be entered into a random drawing. The drawing will go LIVE on October 29th. The first 10 names drawn will win a free Stewart’s Shops Ice Cream Cone. The last 2 names drawn will win a $10 Potsdam Chamber Gift Certificate, valid at most Potsdam Chamber Business Members as listed on our website.
- For families with multiple children, you may submit photos with all children, however, each child’s name will be a separate entry.
- Photos will not be used for marketing purposes and will be kept confidential, unless permission is specifically granted by parents.
- You do not need to submit the checklist, this is to assist you with tracking progress!
- Please remember to social distance and refrain from touching windows.
- No purchase is necessary, however, shopping local is always encouraged!
- Winners will be called at the number provided, gift certificates and cone coupons will be mailed.
September 3, 2020
Tomorrow, September 4th, at 3:00 pm, the SUNY Potsdam Men’s Lacrosse team will meet staff and volunteers from the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce to revamp the tree beds along downtown Market Street. Volunteers will first remove all debris from the tree beds and sidewalks, including cigarette waste and weeds. They will then spread bags of mulch donated by Lowe’s of Potsdam. They are working with permission from Village Administrator, Greg Thompson.
“We saw a need for downtown cleanup. When SUNY Potsdam was able to provide volunteers and Lowe’s was eager to help, we took the initiative to get this effort going as soon as possible. Completing this in the first days of September will give us a few months before winter to enjoy the look, then we will try to coordinate a similar effort again in the spring.” says Executive Director, Kurstin Stowell.
The Chamber asks for the community’s help in keeping the cleanliness of downtown Potsdam. “I hope that this effort does not go unnoticed and that the community assists us in keeping Potsdam tidy. A simple act of making sure your trash makes it in the can or picking up a receipt that you see blowing in the wind can make a big difference in the end.” Stowell adds.
If you would like to assist the effort on Friday, September 4th at 3:00pm, please email email@example.com.
For more information, visit Potsdam Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, www.potsdamchamber.com or call 315-274-9000.
“You’ve heard of Christmas in July, how about Small Business Saturday in July? Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 by American Express. Traditionally, the campaign helps small businesses gain additional exposure and works to encourage customers to shop within their own community during the Holiday Season. The Potsdam Chamber has decided to launch a form of this campaign during the month of July. Over $300 in gift certificates will be disbursed between small businesses in Potsdam for handout to select customers. Each Saturday, 4 different businesses will have gift certificates to give-away as a prize. Want to win? Shop at a local Potsdam store on a Saturday in July and cross your fingers that you picked the right spot at the right time! Plus, feel good that you’re making a difference in the life of a small business owner, their family, their staff and your community. Don’t forget to share your photos with us! It could be a snapshot of your purchase, your smiling face, the store-front, etc.Just use #PotsdamSBS . As always, shop small, support local and believe in Potsdam.”