The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce Chamber Bucks - a gift certificate program to support our local businesses.
In the current state, and ever-moving environment; this has never been more important. The Chamber of Commerce has been at the forefront of tracking the pulse of our business community and the impacts of COVID-19 since the beginning. We need our community to keep it local by shopping, eating, and supporting local. Most of our business owners live right here, in the valley, with you.
WHAT ARE CHAMBER BUCKS? Chamber Bucks are gift certificates sold by the Chamber of Commerce and are redeemable to purchase merchandise, food, or service at any participating Member’s business. You can find a list of participating businesses on the Chamber of Commerce website and on the brochure itself when you purchase the Chamber Bucks.
WHO CAN BUY CHAMBER BUCKS? Anyone can buy them! They are a great gift idea for stocking stuffers, a smart purchase for someone living out of town to gift to a local resident, perfect for employers to give to their employees, and purchase to use anytime with no expire date - all the while keeping the revenue flow in our community by supporting our local businesses.
WHO CAN ACCEPT CHAMBER BUCKS?
Any participating GSCC Member with goods or service to sell! Participation in the GSCC Chamber Bucks program is an exclusive Member benefit.
Not a Chamber Member yet? No Problem! Apply for membership here and we will delay your membership payment until April 1, 2021, so you can benefit NOW from Chamber Bucks and enjoy added exposure with our online Member Directory.
WHERE DO I PURCHASE CHAMBER BUCKS? Chamber Bucks can be purchased in denominations of $5, $10, $20 or $100 and they do not expire!
Chamber Bucks went on $ale starting December 1st, 2020
They are available for purchase in person, at the Chamber office (333 N. Main St., #202, Mainstreet Stillwater, MN) by phone (651/439-4001) or you can purchase them online HERE and we mail them to you, within 48 hours of purchase.
WHY Chamber Bucks? Why Not? These gift certificates will be able to be used at a variety of businesses for products & services, across the valley. You get to choose where you want to use them, and what you want to buy! The mission of the Chamber is an inclusive organization that serves, advocates, and promotes the interests of businesses while enriching the life of our community. A strong economy equals a thriving community! It is critical to keep local business healthy and patronize our businesses here. Chamber Bucks is an opportunity to do just that.
As a Business Owner, How Do I Cash Chamber Bucks?
IT’S EASY! Chamber Bucks are accepted just like gift certificates. They are valid for the entire face value amount and YOU are reimbursed for 100% of the value. Here is how you accept and cash your Chamber Bucks:
How do I submit my redeemed Chamber Bucks?
- Thank your customer for choosing to shop locally.
- Validate Chamber Bucks- by ensuring the stamp of authenticity.
- Accept Chamber Bucks for the full-face value amount listed.
- Fill in the appropriate information on the bottom left corner of the check. (Business Name and Date of Redemption)
- Cash your Chamber Bucks in monthly to the GSCC and get a reimbursement check!
What if the customer does not use the entire value of the Chamber Bucks gift certificate?
If a customer chooses not to spend the full value of the Chamber Bucks, the business does not have to give cash back to the customer. The GSCC Chamber Bucks certificates are imprinted with the following message: “NOT redeemable for cash. NO cash back upon redemption. Valid ONLY with stamp”.
DOWNLOAD PDF of the above Participation details and SAMPLE for your convenience.
- Mail your Chamber Bucks to our office: 333 N. Main St., #202, Stillwater, MN 55082
- Drop off your Chamber Bucks during regular Chamber office hours, Monday-Friday, 9-3 each day.
- Upload JPG and email us your Chamber Bucks
The mission of the Chamber is an inclusive organization that serves, advocates, and promotes the interests of businesses while enriching the life of our community.
In the current state and ever-moving environment; this has never been more important.
The Chamber of Commerce continues its legacy of delivering on our Mission through innovative programs that address the unique needs of our business community during these unprecedented times while offering synergistic community benefit.
The Chamber of Commerce has been at the forefront of tracking the pulse of our community and the impacts of COVID-19 since the beginning.
We recognize the hardships felt by our membership and the area at large. The Chamber continues its flexibility in membership offerings, on a case by case basis – to ensure the sharing of resources, support, and relevant news. We believe we ARE stronger together.
In addition to the impacts of COVID-19, as we move into winter months, we realize how critical it is to keep business local and continuing to attract the local community along with tourists to patronize our businesses here. How vital it is to shop local and spend local.
Chamber Bucks is an opportunity to do just that.