With COVID-19 numbers surging, we can all use some positive news! How about a 2 for 1 Chamber Bucks promotion to add cheer?
Today is the first day you can purchase up to $50 in Chamber Bucks and we will give you the equivalent amount of Holiday Chamber Bucks for free. You use them just as you would Chamber Bucks, but they expire on March 31, 2021. And, the local businesses who accept them – nearly 70 different merchants, restaurants and service providers – get the full amount, just as though you paid them in cash.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is financing the matching Holiday Chamber Bucks. We do urge you to stop by soon, because once we issue $2,500 of promotional bucks, this promotion ends. It is a win for you and a win for our local businesses, who desperately need you to shop local during this holiday season! Call us with a credit card and we will mail them to you.
Shopping Safely While Supporting Local
Last week’s stay-at-home advisory by Governor Pritzker has our businesses once again facing the dilemma of how to safely operate. Tough decisions to be made, by both shoppers and the businesses.
Along with Batavia MainStreet, we are hosting a discussion on Tuesday morning about how to amp up your online sales, book private shopping and more. Scroll down for more information.
We also urge you to watch a short message by Mayor Schielke about supporting our businesses during these trying times. Scroll down to watch it and remember to shop local!
Kane County Health Department Updates
Last week, KCHD updated several of their COVIC-19 guidance toolkits to reflect new information and guidelines. You can download the Business and Organization toolkit here. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity updated their essential business guidelines last week as well, to access, click here.
Many of you have been viewing Mayor Schielke’s weekly videos. You can access last week’s November 13th video by clicking this link. This week, the mayor pays tribute to Batavia veterans, as well as to Reverend Truman Hazelwood, who recently passed away. Rev. Hazelwood served for a time as a Chaplain with the Batavia Police and Fire Departments. Mayor Schielke also urges everyone to support our local business community for carryout and holiday shopping.
Please scroll down for many upcoming events and other content - including this week's Member Insider with Jamie Saam. If you have news to share, remember to send it to us! We continually update our home page, bataviachamber.org when new resources and information comes out. Also, check our calendar for new events from us and the community.
Our local businesses need all of our support – please remember to shop and dine local! As always, we are now, and will be in the future, here for you.
Margaret, Patti and Shirley
Your Batavia Chamber of Commerce Staff