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QUARTER I | 2016

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE LOS ALAMOS COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Chamber Check Gift Cards Coming Soon Chamber Checks are popular gifts for teachers, coaches, student awards, birthdays and holidays. They are pre-written checks for $10. T he v a lue limitation has been a source of frustration for customers who frequently come in requesting $25 checks or $100 checks. The paper checks have also become a source of frustration for businesses that have employee turnover and don’t have time to train their new staff on how to accept a paper Chamber Check. With the assistance of the Electric Money Company, a Chamber Member, we are converting the paper check system to a closed-loop gift card system. What this means is

that we will be issuing plastic re-loadable gift cards that will only be accepted at Chamber Members who accept Chamber Checks. We will either add the cards to your POS system, or provide you with a website or mobile phone app on which you can accept the cards – depending on which method works for your particular business model. Like a pap er Chamber Check, the cards will keep money on the hill, a nd ke ep people shopping with Chamber Members. The cards are already in our office and programming your systems is the next step.

Pig + Fig Ribbon Cutting

Co-owner Fernando Crucet, Sous Chef Jessica Martinez and Owner/Chef Laura Hamilton with Chamber Director Nancy Partridge


Q1 2016 MYB