As local businesses swing into the 2021 holiday season after a tumultuous year and a half, the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents of the southeast to have “A Merry Local Christmas” this year by supporting local businesses and organizations.

“A Merry Local Christmas” is a campaign launched by the Steinbach Chamber this year to promote local holiday shopping. There will be special local deals from December 1st through the 22nd, with a chance for consumers to win.

“Time and time again, we are faced with incredible stories of innovation and resilience from our local business community,” said Christine Beaumont, President of the Steinbach Chamber. “Many southeast businesses have adapted their operations to include e-commerce opportunities, deliveries, online events or education opportunities, collaborations, and more. As our economy strives to recover from effects of the pandemic, it remains important for our community to continue supporting local more than ever before as we head into the holiday season.”

While shopping locally, shoppers are encouraged to Buy, Brag, and Tag this holiday season:

  • Buy – Show your love for local by purchasing something from a local southeast business. Access a list of holiday specials from numerous local businesses at
  • Brag – Brag about your purchase on Facebook or Instagram. Simply post a picture showcasing your local purchase or share the post of a local business you support and love.
  • Tag – Be sure to tag #SteinbachChamber and #AMerryLocalChristmas, and share by tagging the local business as well.

Every post shared on social media enters you to win one of three prize packs valued at $500 each.

“Supporting local makes sense year-round, but many of us are shopping more this time of year,” said Michelle Bezditny, Executive Director for the Steinbach Chamber. “Our businesses care about our region and give back to our not-for-profit organizations. Not-for-profit organizations rely on the success of local businesses as many of these businesses consider social responsibility and philanthropy a priority. Our local businesses also hire a local workforce so individuals and families can live, work, and play in our region which speaks to economic growth and community wellness.”

Full details on how businesses can register to be a part of “A Merry Local Christmas” or how public can participate can be found at