The chamber has been busy working on a "Shopper Card" to encourage area residents to "Shop Local and Save," according to Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce president Larry Murphy.
He introduced the Shopper Card during the April 19 meeting of the Cedaredge Town Council.
Murphy told the trustees the Shopper Card will be available for sale to the general public on Monday, April 30, for $20.
The Shopper Card has 41 merchants taking part in the program this year, with each offering card holders discounts and special "one time" offers. The card will be available for purchase from those merchants participating in the program, and also at the Chamber Office located at 245 W. Main St.
Murphy explained that the merchants participating in the program will keep $10 of every card they sell, with the balance going to the chamber. Murphy also noted that any high school/middle school organization wanting to raise money will also be able sell the cards and keep $10 of every card they sell.
The monies raised through the sale of the Shoppers Card will be used to support chamber activities; local charities and/or civic organizations; as well as supporting local merchants through the "Shop Local and Save" campaign.
Murphy said, "The chamber board is excited about offering the Shopper Card to the general public in order to raise awareness and to 'Shop Locally' and in turn, the merchants have supported the Chamber by offering discounts to Shopper Card holders."
Murphy gave each of the trustees and those gathered for the April 19 meeting a list of those merchants participating in the program.
For more information call the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce at 856-6961.blog comments powered by Disqus