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Help Local Businesses Today - Buy Gift Cards

 
  • You can buy a gift card and put money in these businesses hands today: Canvas & Corks, Monticello Mercantile, Hartfield Book Co., Hedgerow Pottery, Out of the Blue, Bespoke Gift Co., Willow Tree Mission ReSale Shop, Norwex by Bridget Peters, JayDiz Fishing & Tackle, B&A Screenprinting, Holly's County Canning and Craft Kitchen, Sunset Acres, Steeple Coffeehouse, Froyo Factory, Pies by Inge, Subway, Casa Real, Dairy Queen, Lisa Shreffler Photography, Valentine Tire and Auto, Studio 114

Click Here !!

Due to the Generosity of these sponsors, no transaction fees will be charged:

First State Bank of Monticello, CIBM, State Bank of Bement and First Mid-IL Bank

 
  • If you're looking for any of these businesses: Apple a Day Cafe, Bill Abbott, CF&H Insurance, Carlton Cleaners, City of Monticello, County Market, Dairy Queen, Fasprint, Jordan's Barbershop, Kelly's Accounting, McDonald's, Monarch, Monticello Rec Department, PAQ Interactive, RP Lumber, Skinner Coachhouse Antique, 3 Ravens, These Four Walls
Contact the Chamber at 762-7921 and we can get you Chamber Bucks!!
 
  • You can also contact the businesses directly or check on their websites for gift cards!!
 
 

MORE WAYS TO HELP

Why??
The statistics are staggering for small businesses following natural disasters: according to FEMA, roughly 40-60% of small businesses that close after a disaster never reopen
 
A survey of our own community showed that 61% of our businesses have lost over 50% of their revenue and 36% more than 75%.  If this only goes on 1-2 more months 27% of the business are at risk of closure, but if it goes on 3-5 months 54% of the businesses are at risk!
 
Our local businesses are the heart and soul of this community.  People come to the Monticello area for the unique products and services they provide.  We need our local businesses to survive this shut-down!!  Each dollar spent at a local, independent business returns 50 times more money to the local economy than shopping at a mega e-retailer.  These small businesses provide the community with good jobs, quality service and the character that makes Monticello feel like home.
 
What Can You Do?
  • Follow Social distancing guidelines and stay home as much as possible.
  • Buy Local.  Find out if your favorite local store has an online shop or reach out to them to find out how you can purchase now for pickup later.
  • Buy Gift Cards to use later.
  • Take online virtual classes from your favorite local businesses.
  • Get takeout/delivery - Tip big!
    • Consider buying lunch/dinner for the first responders, you will help your local restaurants and the people who serve us all.
    • Buy gift cards from local businesses for your favorite waiter/waitress/bartender/teacher/first responder.
  • Like and share your favorite local businesses social media post.
    • Once you've purchased a gift card or meal, take a picture of it, share it on your social media and hashtag #makeitmonticello
  • Maintain your memberships
  • Check out the Chamber Directory for a one-stop shop in shopping small!
 
Need Gift Cards for a birthday, to show some appreciation, or just because??  CLICK HERE