Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI), has drawn the second week of winning names for its #DGSOtogo contest, and thanks to a $5,000 commitment from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, the campaign will be guaranteed for 12 weeks.

“When we began this contest, I had a hope it would generate some much-needed revenue dollars for our downtown small business owners,” says Zack Matheny, President and CEO of DGI. “In only its second week, we’ve seen receipts totaling almost $17,000… what a tremendous response from the community.”

In its second week, 61 people entered the contest and generated more than $10,700 in local revenue dollars. Week two winners are:

  • $500 GRAND PRIZE: Jill Hare
  • $500 BUSINESS GRAND PRIZE: Jacob Raymond Jewelry
  • Downtown Greensboro Merchandise and Gift Cards: Charli Bryan, Adam Gray, Everett Sheffield, and one person who wished to remain anonymous

With an initial investment of $5,000 from DGI and another $2,000 from Guilford Merchants Association, #DGSOtogo still needed $5,000 to secure a guaranteed 12 weeks’ worth of prize money. This week, the Bryan Foundation made that a reality with a $5,000 commitment to the campaign.

DGI is challenging the Triad to find a local spot in downtown Greensboro and dine/shop in person, order takeout, buy gift cards or shop online. After spending $25 or more in a downtown business, participants can upload a photo of their signed receipt to be entered into a weekly drawing for $500. Additionally, the represented business on the receipt will also receive $500.

For a complete list of downtown restaurants and shops that offer convenient ways to dine in, order and shop online, and rules of the contest, visit