Due to the loss of sales revenue to city and county businesses due to the event that took place on Saturday, October 28, the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to please make every effort to shop local in order to show your support for our great community and to help recover the sales that were lost that day. We had a number of businesses that were closed for safety concerns, and many of the ones that remained open experienced lost revenue as well. In addition, the event cost our city and county additional funds to provide the level of protection needed to ensure public safety during the event. By upping our efforts to shop local, we can help our local businesses make up their losses and help our local governments defray some of the cost for the additional service they provided.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the incredible dedication and performance by all of the public safety professionals that worked so diligently to keep our community safe. All of you did a magnificent job, and we are very proud of the work that you do. We cannot thank you enough!"