Gift certificate program is paying off

The chamber’s first step to entice local shoppers was to implement a local gift certificate program.

Earlier this year the Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce conducted a membership survey and discovered that ‘enticing local shoppers’ was a number one priority to their members.

The chamber’s first step to entice local shoppers was to implement a local gift certificate program.

Launched on Nov. 6, 2015, with 25 participating businesses, the program has grown to 31 participating businesses. To date, the chamber has sold close to $40,520 worth of gift certificates.

“This is $40,520 that will stay in this community,” said Chamber Manager Susan Schienbein.

The local gift certificate program allows companies, organizations and individual consumers to purchase gift certificates from the chamber of commerce and redeem them at participating local retailers and service businesses.

 

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