SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Chamber of Commerce in Santa Maria is heavily promoting their "Thanks for Shopping Santa Maria" campaign to promote local shopping.
This is the fourth year the city has supported the campaign because of the significant increase they have seen during the holiday season.
City officials say that the city's revenue has gone up about 16 percent during the holidays.
The Chamber of Commerce started the campaign to bring awareness to the shops in the city. For 11 straight quarters the cities retail struggled. If you want to join, or help promote local shops you can visit www.santamaria.com for more information.