In just over 24 hours, the community has purchased 280 gift cards as part of the Downtown Gift Card Stimulus program! That's nearly $10,000 that goes directly to local downtown businesses.
Our goal is to sell 1000 gift cards - buy today by clicking Downtown Kalamazoo Gift Card Stimulus Program in bio link 👆
As the local community, nation and world responds with precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, there are many local businesses preparing for the economic impact of social distancing.
Above all, the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership recognizes the importance of public health during this time. We also recognize the impact reduced foot traffic will have on our local small businesses, artists and musicians, restaurants, retailers and organizations as they work to sustain operations and wages.
We are asking our community to be supportive during this time and put forth an effort to keep our local small downtown businesses open and thriving. If you are planning on staying home, here are some ways you can support local businesses in downtown Kalamazoo. ➡️ Buy a gift card: Purchase a gift card now and use it later! Gift card purchases will help small businesses keep money flowing for the next couple months. ➡️ Shop online: Spend those dollars online - many downtown businesses have e-commerce websites that you can access at any time of the day. Order from your favorite restaurants and retailers online - have it delivered. It's that easy. ➡️ Shop Over the Phone: Can't find what you're looking for online? Never fear! Many downtown small business owners are happy to process orders over the phone. ➡️Leave a review: Show the love for your favorite downtown businesses. This is a great way to show the community just how great downtown businesses are, even if you can't spare the change right now. ➡️ Promote social media: Like, comment, and share posts from downtown businesses. Help them show the community what great upcoming events, services, special sales will be going on! ➡️ Subscribe: Stay up-to-date on the latest from all your favorite downtown businesses. Help them grow their following by sharing it with your friends, family and colleagues.
When you shop and dine local, you are investing local - in the businesses, their families and the downtown community. Help support the growth of our downtown businesses.
"We joyfully help women dancer artist-athletes succeed and gain confidence in their craft by offering great dance apparel and shoes. We collaborate with woman-owned ventures (mostly) by offering a professional space to work, teach and celebrate. This business succeeds by lifting others up in a downtown space that was once neglected." - Jennifer Ward, The Station: Dancewear and Studio Rental