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Buy Local: The Ord Option

Think Local – Buy Local – Be Local

You have many options when you choose where to shop.  We encourage you to support the local businesses in Valley County – your friends, family and neighbors – that make our community an exceptional place to live.

Research shows that buying locally strengthens the economic base of a community in a variety of ways including putting taxes to good use, investing in the community’s future, creating jobs and increasing services, reducing environmental impact, increasing tourism’s impact and supporting non-profit organizations of the local area.

Ord Area ChamberBucks

Support local merchants with Ord Area ChamberBucks! ChamberBucks can be used at any Chamber business – all Chamber businesses are listed on the BIZ page.

ChamberBucks 4Give ChamberBucks for gifts, employee recognition or thank you gestures to help promote and support local businesses. You can purchase ChamberBucks at the Chamber office or online at www.ShopOrd.com. Since 2010, $240,120 of Ord Area ChamberBucks have been purchased with $43,990 of that purchased in 2015 alone. Throughout 2015, an average of $2,723 of ChamberBucks were redeemed by local customers – that’s $2,723 spent on a monthly basis at Chamber businesses in support of our local economy! View the Ord Area ChamberBucks policy here.

Impact of Shopping Promotions 

In an effort to heighten awareness of the importance of shopping locally, the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors annual shopping promotions during each holiday season.  Local shoppers earn an entry for each receipt submitted from a Chamber business reflecting a purchase of $5.00 or more.

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2015 IMPACTS:
491 – entries
70
 – participants
32 – Chamber businesses supported during promotion
$19,071.02 – dollars recorded from receipts
$2,000 – ChamberBucks awarded to local shoppers (4-$500 drawings)

2014 IMPACTS: 
410 – entries
71
 – participants
32 – Chamber businesses supported during promotion
$17,054.64 – dollars recorded from receipts
$2,000 – ChamberBucks awarded to local shoppers (4-$500 drawings)

2013 IMPACTS:
565
 
– entries
92
– participants
42 – Chamber businesses supported during promotion
$24,656.23 – dollars recorded from receipts
$2,000 – ChamberBucks awarded to local shoppers (4-$500 drawings)

If you have questions about ChamberBucks or shopping opportunities in Valley County, feel free to contact the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce:
Mail: 1514 K Street, Ord, NE 68862
Phone: (308) 728-7875
E-Mail Us Here
Shop Onlinewww.ShopOrd.com