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Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce
With the holiday season in full swing, we encourage you to consider the Shoptauqua Gift Card when you’re thinking about gifts or bonuses for employees, coworkers, friends or relatives. More than 120 local businesses now accept the Shoptauqua Gift Card. That means you, or the recipient of a card you give, can spend it for a night on the town at many great local restaurants, specialty items from gift shops and a wide variety of local retailers, locally made wines from our tremendous assortment of wineries, or tickets to great attractions or events at numerous local venues.
The Shoptauqua Gift Card and its predecessor gift check program have resulted in a nearly $3-million economic impact in Chautauqua County. Study after study has demonstrated that when people buy from locally owned and operated stores and businesses, 73% of your purchase remains in the local economy and is dispersed through local wages, charitable donations, and the purchase of goods and services through other local businesses. Buying from businesses that are not locally owned but have a brick and mortar location here returns 43% of your purchase to the local economy. Buying from online retailers with no presence in the community returns nothing to our local economy.
The Chamber is committed to helping our local businesses succeed through increased sales, and the Shoptauqua Gift Card is one way we help to make that happen. You can purchase Shoptauqua Gift Cards in any amount up to $500. If you need a quantity of cards it’s best to call ahead to place your order so it can be ready for you. Card orders can take some time to process, especially for large quantities. There are no additional charges for the card purchase; it costs just the value of each card you choose to buy. For more information you can call the Chamber at (716) 484-1101 or (716) 366-6200 or learn more online at www.shoptauqua.com. Please note that the last day to purchase Shoptauqua Gift Cards before Christmas is December 21 due to the holiday calendar this year.
Please remember to shop locally this season, and consider Shoptauqua Gift Cards to keep your dollars working in our local economy.