Springville Chamber gears up for annual BINGO event for children

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The Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business BINGO event to encourage residents to support local businesses.

Participants in the event can purchase one of four cards for $30 or buy all four for $100. 

The objective of the game is to fill the cards with stamps by visiting local businesses between May 30 and June 11 to be eligible for a prize.

Melanie Bott, president and CEO of the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce, said this event is successful each year because it forges a connection between businesses and those who live in the community.

“Businesses and families look forward to this event each year,” she said in an emailed response to questions. 

“It provides the business community a fun marketing opportunity to share with the community while creating a fun family activity that allows students and parents to visit each participating business to earn a chance to win great prizes.”

Local elementary schools will distribute cards to children during the last weeks of school. 

Once they have their cards, participants must visit the business to earn a stamp or sticker for their card with the goal of achieving blackout. Businesses have the discretion on how much interaction is required. 

Once the card is filled, children can hand it in to become eligible for a drawing at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, during Art City Days.

“Business BINGO creates a great opportunity to get the parents into the door of your place of business,” an announcement to businesses from the chamber states. “Businesses stamp the card, can even include an activity or handout swag. It is up to each participating business.”

The purpose not only provides local businesses with a chance to market themselves to the community but it also allows a chance “to learn more about each participating business and the services they provide,” Bott said.

Many businesses donate prizes for the drawing, which have included movie tickets, bikes, gift cards, games, toys, watches and many other prizes.

In the past, Bott said, there has been participation from Mountain West Animal Hospital, Duke’s Jewelers, La Casita, Schouten Orthodontics, Red Rock Financial, Donut Dreams, Reams Springville Market, My Lemonade Stand, Peterson Auto, AltaBank, Spring Creek Mechanical and Nance Family Dental, among many others.

Bott said as a whole, the event has always been a lot of fun because it brings the community together at Art City Days as they celebrate the drawings.

For more information, contact the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce at 801-491-7830 or email at info@springvillemapletonchamber.org. (Martinez is a Serve Daily contributor.)

Kelly Martinez
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Kelly Martinez is a graduate of Utah Valley University who has written for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Deseret News. He got his start covering sports and has expanded his writing to cover many topics. His company, Señor Write Inc., provides the platform for him to produce several types of writing.

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