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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Chamber of Commerce UnVeils New 'Chamber Bucks'


February 9, 2022 | View PDF

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is going digital.

The Chamber has a program that encourages exchanges between member businesses. Chamber Bucks are designed to be given as gift certificates, for drawings and other gift efforts. The concept is purchase a value of Chamber Bucks and they can be used for goods or services, as long as it is with a member business. In the January 25 meeting of the Sidney City Council, Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns said the Chamber is working toward a new approach. The new program will be a card. Prior to the card, the Chamber Bucks were a check signed by the Chamber President. One of the concerns, according to Kuhns at the city council meeting, is spending of the funds was hard to track, and what happens if only part of check's value is used?

That is part of what led to the introduction of the Cheyenne County Card.

The digital card will be replacing the Chamber's Chamber Bucks check.

“We plan to have that completely rolled out by April,” Kuhns said in the January 25 city council meeting.

Consumers can purchase the Card as gifts or for self-use, and companies can use it for employee rewards, anniversary gifts, customer appreciation, survey incentives, contests and anything they might have used a gift card for – but the dollars stay local and benefit our shops and restaurants and our Community. The digital card can only be used at member stores. Kuhns told the council if a card is used at a non-member business, it will be declined. Additionally, as a digital form, the Chamber can more efficiently track where and how the Chamber Bucks are spent.

Any business interested in being able to accept these Cards and the additional business they bring to your store, or to purchase a card please contact the Chamber 308-254-5851, or [email protected]


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