Revealed: 12/3/2021 7:54:23 PM
AMHERST — A $5,000 donation from a Hadley monetary planning firm and a $1,000 contribution from BankESB are permitting the Amherst Space Chamber of Commerce to extend the worth of vacation reward playing cards, and the funding residents could make within the native financial system.
Starting on Friday, persons are capable of buy $25 reward playing cards with a $1 processing charge that will probably be doubled in worth on account of the matches. A person is restricted to purchasing two $25 reward playing cards.
The matched reward playing cards will probably be offered solely on the Customer Info Heart, at 35 South Nice St., which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to five p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Molly Keegan, co-owner of Curran & Keegan monetary advisers, stated her firm’s reward is aimed toward encouraging extra native buying.
“Neglect the massive mail-order Web retailers and embrace the enjoyment of buying in our mates’ and neighbors’ shops,” Keegan stated.
The reward playing cards can be utilized at 32 native companies, together with retail retailers like Zanna, The Toy Field and Provisions; eating places together with Pasta e Basta, Osteria Vespa and The Works Bakery and Cafe; and service-oriented locations, similar to Amherst Canine Wash, International Cuts and The Raise Salon.
The contributions come as COVID-19 challenges stay for companies, stated Claudia Pazmany, government director of the chamber, in a press release.
“The Amherst Space Chamber of Commerce launched the reward card program on the peak of our pandemic in an effort to buoy them and assist them preserve their doorways open,” Pazmany stated. “As extreme understaffing continues to plague our companies, we knew we needed to activate the acquisition energy of shopping for native.”
This system is much like one launched by the Better Northampton Chamber of Commerce following a $10,000 donation from Scott and Jill Keiter of Keiter Builders.
Those that buy the Amherst reward playing cards, whereas the match lasts, will obtain two crimson tickets towards the Pink Ticket drawing for 4 $250 money prizes and one $1,000 money prize. That drawing will probably be held Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Kendrick Park.