Consumers Energy program supports local economy
The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be participating in the “Our Town” gift card/certificate effort provided by Consumers Energy.
CE is providing holiday shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match for gift cards or certificates they buy through local Chambers of Commerce and downtown organizations, doubling the amount they can spend in downtowns across the state.
And they have become a hot item according to Chamber Executive Director Karen Baird.
”We received $3500 from Consumers Energy for their promotion. and sold out Wednesday! However – I received a call yesterday from Rich Houtteman at Consumers Energy and they have agreed to give the Fremont Area Chamber another $3000 for the Our Town gift card promotion! Se we have another $3000 in matching money for our Fremont Fun Cash.
“This is accepted at over 40 small local businesses and is such a great opportunity for our community to support the small businesses!”
“Small businesses are the backbone of the communities we serve, and every community has seen those businesses feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience.
“With Our Town, we want to end the year by spreading cheer. We are putting dollars directly into shoppers’ hands to help them stretch their budgets and give a boost to shops and restaurants in their hometowns.”
“We are very thankful to Consumers Energy for their Our Town program, added Baird. “Their commitment to helping our businesses survive through these tough times is unmeasurable! This is that shot in the arm that all of us need right now!”
The Fun Cash is good for a year, so customers can use it well into next year to help these businesses.
For more information call the Chamber at (231) 924-0770 or visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FremontAreaChamberofCommerce/
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