• By opting-in and saying "YES", this campaign can help bring people physically to your business OR online via your website or social media​

  • There is incredible value in banding together during this time and "spreading-the-work" of marketing through the Bemidji Downtown Alliance and fellow business participants in the campaign

  • There is increased potential to market to a larger audience on the Bemidji Downtown Alliance website, social media and collective participation of other businesses during the campaign


We are #BemidjiStrong

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September 1st Shop Small, GIVE BIG campaign launch interview with

Paul Bunyan Broadcasting

Any Questions?

How It Works

  • Customers visit a participating business during the month of September​​​​​​

  • All businesses will have a unique QR code that MUST BE PRINTED AND DISPLAYED inside of their business in which customers can easily see and scan

  • For maximum exposure, businesses should ALSO place this QR code on their website or social media

  • Customers scan the QR code using their camera app on their smartphone during their visit and enter their name and number into the app

  • After clicking “SUBMIT”, customers are automatically entered to win in a month-end drawing

  • One entry PER week PER business PER participant


    • When customers visit a RETAIL SHOP, the app will AUTOMATICALLY enter them TWICE for the drawing​

Participating Businesses

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Minute59 Mystery and Escape Rooms Logo.p
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Watermark Art Center Logo.png
Patterson's Clothing logo.png
Bemidji Woolen Mills logo.png
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Keg N' Cork Logo.jpg
Bill Caddy Photography logo.jpg
MJB Home Center Logo.jpg
Dunn Brothers Bemidji Logo.jpg
Paul Bunyan Sub Shop Logo.jpg
Table for 7 Logo.jpg
The T-shirt Shop Logo.jpg
Lucky Dogs Logo.png
ANN|JEAN Logo.jpg
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Loide Oils & Vinegars Logo.jpg
218 Logo.jpg
Yellow Umbrella Logo.png
Bemidji Brewing Logo.png
Bar 209 Logo.png
Red Stu Breakfast Bar Logo.png
The Cabin Coffee House Logo.png
Books N More Logo.jpg
Wild Hare Bistro & Coffeehouse Logo.jpg
A Stitch In Time Logo.png
Queen Bees Logo.jpg
Northern Surplus Logo.png
Sadie Rae's Quilt Shop Logo.png
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Agreement and Terms​​
  • No purchase necessary for participants to enter into the drawing

  • Participating businesses should be located within the Bemidji Downtown Alliance boundaries; no need to be a current BDA member to participate

  • The BDA will be purchasing prizes for the month-end drawing from current BDA members (the 2020-21 membership year is pay-what-you-can!) Join today!

  • Month-end prizes may not be redeemed for cash.

  • All business participants MUST follow the State and CDC guidelines for COVID protection. If a business is not following these guidelines, they will be disqualified from participating.

  • By participating in the marketing campaign, your business name, logo and website link will be featured on the Bemidji Downtown Alliance website

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

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