‘Virtual Sip and Shop’ Event Offers Gift Certificates


Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are rewarding participants in the recent Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop with ten $100 gift certificates to ten local stores. That’s $1,000 worth of gift certificates. The Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop has been running special promotions May 1 through 8 in advance of Mother’s Day, graduations and to support local retailers during these challenging times. In support of this effort, ten Board members of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce have generously donated $100 each in gift certificates to further the support of local businesses. This event has been very successful in encouraging the community to support local independent retailers by shopping from home to help make sure these businesses are still here when we can all finally shop in person once again. To learn more, visit SipAndShopGreenwich.com for a chance to win the $1000 in gift certificates on Friday, May 8.

“Supporting local retailers with the Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop during this challenging time has become a way to help those retailers maintain their businesses and also help those in the community obtain the items they need on a daily basis or for a special gift for a graduate, Mother’s Day, birthday, anniversary or just some retail therapy,” said Nancy Carr, one of the co-founders of Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop. “It also means so much to the local community to have the support of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and all of the residents who have shopped this week.”

The Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop was spearheaded by Carr, a personal stylist, and her friend realtor Roseann Sarica Benedict to encourage residents to support their local independent retailers.  

Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop featured a different retailer each day on its website and offered shoppers a daily chance to win a $50 gift certificate. To win, participants followed the featured retailer on Instagram and Facebook, tagged a friend, posted why they loved that retailer, and included the hashtag #SipAndShopGreenwich!

The $1,000 in Grand Prize Gift Certificates are in thanks to the generous contributions from Greenwich Chamber of Commerce members:

Peter Carlson, Owner-Carlson & Carlson

Nat Barnum, SVP-Lincoln Property Company

Marcia O’Kane, President & CEO-Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Loh, CEO-Greenwich Association of Realtors

Rick Kral, Owner-Greenwich Water Club

Rich Granoff, Owner—Granoff Architects

Marguerite Vauclair, Realtor-William Raveis Real Estate

Bruce McGuire, SVP-CT Hedge Fund Association

Dana Marnane, VP- Greenwich Hospital

Rod Saggese, Partner-Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan

Retailers interested in participating in Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop should contact Nancy Carr at sipandshopgreenwich@gmail.com or at 203-940-2724. Greenwich Virtual Sip and Shop Greenwich is in partnership with The Local Moms Network/Greenwich Moms and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce.

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