Chamber launches new  holiday promotion

He spends most of his time hanging out in homes around town, checking to make sure kids are behaving themselves during the holiday season. But this December, the Elf on the Shelf will put his magic to use for the Thomas County business community.
Thomas the Chamber Elf will be visiting area businesses and hiding in stores around Colby and Thomas County in an effort to encourage shopping local this holiday season.
“Thomas’ goal is to get people into our Chamber member businesses so they can get acquainted with them and hopefully shop at these businesses for many years to come,” says Tamara Clymer, executive director of the Colby/Thomas County Chamber. “It’s all about keeping local dollars local.”
Twice a week, the Chamber will post clues of where Thomas is hiding on their social media pages. Shoppers can either guess where he is at online, or find him and take a selfie and post it to their social media page using the hashtag #ColbyChamberElf to be entered into the weekly drawing for a Chamber gift certificate.
Businesses can take part by signing up for Thomas to visit their store or sponsoring a prize for the drawing.
For more information on how you can take part in the Elf of the Shelf – Thomas County promotion, call the Chamber office at (785) 460-3401 or email


  • Clues to where Thomas is hiding will be posted on the Chamber’s social media accounts.
  • Find Thomas, take a selfie and post to social media with #ColbyChamberElf to be entered in the weekly prize drawing.
  • Businesses can sign up to have Thomas visit or to sponsor a prize drawing.
  • Thomas hopes to visit up to 10 businesses this holiday season.