Chamber President Kevin Atwood said, “We are working with a national company called Certifichecks to provide the certificates. They reviewed the list of Chamber of Commerce members to choose the ones that would benefit from this program. Last Friday, we sent letters to 52 local businesses to give them an opportunity not to participate.”
After a launch last week, Atwood said that he did not know how successful the program had been so far. “We get a monthly report from Certifichecks, so I have no clue how many we have sold yet.”
Atwood said that the certificates are redeemable for full face value by local businesses and costs the chamber what he called a “nominal annual fee.” He said that to keep the contract active with Certifichecks, the chamber pays $300 on a yearly basis.
“The purpose of the program is to keep dollars spent with local businesses rather than seeing them head out of town. We have it on our website to keep it simple and offer the certificates for people who live outside of Cadiz who want to give a gift to people back home,” said Atwood.
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