Community Futures Greenstone sponsored the Big Spend in Flin Flon, Snow Lake and Cranberry Portage this past Friday and Saturday. It encouraged people to support local businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. People shopped and posted pictures of their purchases. Executive Director Becky Cianflone says it went well. She explains it was a national initiative that they sort of jumped on in the last couple of weeks and they were able to throw together a quick promotion to get on board with it and she thinks they had some great results. She says they had a wide variety of entries and it seems that people visited a number of local businesses and really enjoyed posting photos of their purchases with the hashtag.
Shoppers who posted were entered into a draw for a one thousand dollars prize package of gift certificates and products from local businesses. The winner of the prize was Darlene Babcock.