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Valley County Businesses Encouraged to Opt-In to “47 County Business Boost” Gift Card Program

The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development and City of Ord are announcing something new – the 47 County Business Boost gift card program – an initiative designed to help Valley County businesses during a time when they need it most.

Here are the basics…

This program was designed to assist non-essential businesses in Valley County that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and Directed Health Measures. If your business has experienced a significant decrease in sales or other hardships, consider participating in this program. Examples of businesses that are encouraged to opt-in include: retailers, hardware stores, boutiques, restaurants, bars, breweries, salons, dental offices, optometrists, etc.

Your business will receive a 50% match on your total gift card sales beginning May 15, 2020 until the $25,000 designated for this program are depleted.

RECOMMENDED: Your business offers an incentive (free gift card, free product, coupons, etc.) for local shoppers to purchase gift cards from your business as way to reward the consumer.

Complete details can be found here:

Program Outline  
Business FAQ
Customer FAQ

Here is how your business can participate:

#1 Opt-in by Friday, May 15, 2020 at 9:00 am by filling out this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/47businessboost

#2 Once you opt-in, you will receive additional resources via email to help you track gift card sales and a form used to submit your total gift card sales to receive the 50% match. Matching dollars will be paid to participating businesses weekly, on a first-come first-served basis until funds are depleted.

#3 Start promoting your participation in the program to encourage customers to buy gift cards at your business. Utilize your website, social media, email lists, word-of-mouth, signage in your window, etc. There is no limit on the number of gift cards you sell; however, there is a limit on the amount of matching funds one business can receive. Remember, gift card sales prior to May 15 are not eligible for matching funds.

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We are currently implementing Phase 1 of this program – contacting businesses about the opportunity to opt-in. You will notice Phase 2 rolling out in the next few days – promoting the program to customers to support local businesses with gift card purchases.

If you have questions after reading the Program Outline, Business FAQ and Customer FAQ, please contact Kristina at the Ord Area Chamber and Valley County Economic Development office at (308) 728-7875.

2 Responses to “Valley County Businesses Encouraged to Opt-In to “47 County Business Boost” Gift Card Program”

  1. Betty Carlson Says:

    Am interested. Definitely need help

  2. Ord Nebraska Says:

    We’re so glad Main Street Gallery is a part of our 47 County Business Boost program!

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