• The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Launches the Love.Shop.Local. Prepaid Gift Card Program

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    May 12, 2021
    The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Launches a New Way to Love.Shop.Local

    Fort McMurray, Alberta (May 12th, 2021) –
    The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the introduction of the Love.Shop.Local. prepaid gift card program.

    Love.Shop.Local. represents an innovative new strategy designed to support the local business community within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The program is presented in partnership with Bouchier, who recognize the importance of Community Investment and the need to support business during this time of economic uncertainty.

    “Residents of Fort McMurray can support participating local businesses through the use of specialized Love.Shop.Local prepaid gift cards. Now more than ever we need to spend local whenever we can, to help our small businesses recover during and after these unprecedented times” said Dianna de Sousa, Executive Director of Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce.

    More than ninety percent of Alberta’s’ private-sector labor force is employed by small and medium-sized businesses. The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce passionately believes small businesses are essential for sustaining economic growth in our region. Love.Shop.Local. represents the next step in the Chamber’s ongoing mandate to advocate for Fort McMurray’s business community.

    Love.Shop.Local. Visa® prepaid cards, are fulfilled by DCR Strategies Inc. (TruCash), one of Canada’s leading providers of branded payment technology.

    All cards feature a vibrant, award-winning photograph of our Northern Lights captured by local artist Crystal Mercredi, of Life and Portraits.

    Love.Shop.Local. prepaid gift cards are ordered, purchased, and distributed directly by the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce in denominations of $50.00 and $100.00. The cards can be used as a safe and secure payment method at participating merchants across Fort McMurray.

    This program is being launched with incentives designed to encourage cardholders to discover the amazing retail, recreation, and service opportunities available to them here at home. The funding for these incentives have been provided by Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism.

    To celebrate the launch of Love.Shop.Local., the Chamber is giving away a gift card valued at $500.00. All are encouraged to learn more by visiting facebook.com/ymmchamber.

    To learn more about Love.Shop.Local, view a list of featured merchants, become a featured merchant or to obtain a card please visit www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca/loveshoplocal

    About the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce:

    The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business growth and development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits. The Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing hundreds of members across the region with one voice.

    About Bouchier:

    Bouchier is a leader in integrated site services, 100% local, Indigenous owned.  With more than 20 years operating in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, they specialise  in both civil and facility construction & maintenance as well as provide project management solutions.

    Committed to a strong safety record and family focused culture, Bouchier believes in the importance of always being a good neighbour. Not only does the company have long standing loyal clients, they also invest time getting to know their stakeholders at all levels.  They honor their roots proudly, with community investments that create lasting change for their team members, Indigenous peoples and the communities where they work.   *1M hours without a recordable injury, 2 years in a row.
    Chamber Communications
    communications@fortmcmurraychamber.ca, 7807433100

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