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Chamber contest supports area restaurants

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce is asking area residents to take a chance while supporting their local eateries.

Restaurant Roulette is a contest, which Chamber President Brenda Mull explained is a new way to show support for area restaurants.

“When you go out to eat, save your receipts and drop them off at the chamber,” Mull said, noting residents should write their name and phone number on each receipt.

Receipts mailed to the chamber also will be accepted; however not those emailed, faxed or photocopied. For those stopping by the chamber office — located at 3174 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1 — outside of business hours, or not wishing to go inside, a blue bag has been placed under the office’s mailbox.

Each week of the contest, chamber officials will draw a name, and the winner will receive a gift card to a local restaurant.

“We’ll post the winners on our Facebook page,” Mull said.

According to Stephanie O’Brien, the chamber’s members services and programs director, the idea came from a chamber member, just before Small Business Saturday in November.

The contest runs through April.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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