by KATIE MARSH
For 16 years, the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce has been noted for excellence, with an unwavering commitment to supporting the local business community. As part of that ongoing mission, the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber is excited to introduce a new program designed to promote the “shop small, shop local” movement. Executive Director Denise Heidel has spent several months working on “Chamber Cash.”
“Chamber Cash is pretty simple,” Denise explained. “It’s a gift certificate program that promotes local shopping and is exclusively accepted by participating Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber Members. Chamber Cash has all the same benefits of any gift certificate people may purchase from an individual business, but it can be spent at ANY of the numerous participating businesses that are members of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce.
“We have borrowed the concept from our friends at Downtown Statesville Development Cooperation,” Denise continued. “I was introduced to their ‘Downtown Dollars’ program almost a year ago and knew it could be a great program for our Chamber, too. Not only will it help promote our participating members, Chamber Cash emphasizes the importance of doing business within our community. As we move into the Christmas shopping season, Chamber Cash is a new and innovative option for those looking for flexible gift giving while supporting local business!”
Denise shared, “While Chamber Cash can only be accepted by Chamber Members who sign up for the program, anyone can purchase or use Chamber Cash! A full list of participating merchants can be seen on our website, Lewisville-Clemmons.com, and of course, that list is anticipated to grow as the program grows!”
The Chamber Cash program is just one of several new initiatives embraced by the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce. “We strive to bring added value and creative options to our Chamber members and the community,” said Denise. “Our staff and our Board of Directors are always eager to find new ways to engage in our community and encourage others to support our members. Chamber Cash is something we’re super excited about and we know that it’s a program that will offer years of benefits as we continue to grow and evolve.”
To purchase Chamber Cash, or for more information about the program, visit Lewisville-Clemmons.com or call the office at 336.970.5100.
Chamber Cash is a great gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, friends, and spouses! Give Chamber Cash for birthdays, anniversaries, employee recognition, thank you gifts, and / or as promotional items or prizes. Learn more, including the FAQs of Chamber Cash, at Lewisville-Clemmons.com.
As you begin to think of ways to shop local for the holidays, the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce encourages shoppers to consider Chamber Cash, but also to consider participating in the Clemmons Christmas Express! Clemmons Christmas Express is a “train ticket” shopping experience created in partnership between the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber and the Village of Clemmons; it will run from November 19 – December 10 in an effort to support the small business community. Visit Lewisville-Clemmons.com to learn how to get a ticket, collect stamps, and register your Clemmons Christmas Express Pass for one of three grand prizes!