National Bank of Middlebury will be giving away $1,000 per community ($500 to a local shopper & $500 to a local business) in local currency (Middlebury Money, Bristol Bucks, Vergennes Green, Brandon Bucks and in Hinesburg cash as they have no local currency).

The Contest: Participating merchants will have a poster (placed in their window to signify they are participating in the contest) and drawing entries for raffle. Each time a customer shops at the participating merchant, the business will give them a raffle ticket to fill out. The shopper must return the ticket to the NBM branch in that community to enter the drawing. The ticket will include Merchant Name, Shopper’s Name, Shopper’s Email Address, and Shopper’s Phone Number.

Merchants: To participate in the Shop Local & Win Raffle simply send us an email ( with the name of your business, your address, a phone number and a contact name. We will get a poster and entry pads to you as quickly as possible. For additional information please contact Donna Donahue 802-388-1985 or Jonathan Connor at 802-388-0884.

Drawing will be held Wednesday, December 18.