Hello Chamber Members,
It’s Mary Jean O’Donnell, Chair of the Board of Directors. We hope you and yours are healthy and staying safe.
We know that many local businesses are worried and we want to help, so we have partnered with Fan Saves Helps to help our members for FREE.
Because you’re a valued member of the Chamber, we are inviting you to be part of this Gift Certificate Program, customized for use by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.
The program allows people to buy gift certificates from businesses that are currently closed or offering limited services. Once things get back to normal, the gift certificates can be used.
The first step for a business wanting to participate (the recipient) is to fill out THIS FORM.
Once that’s done, your business will appear on a unique website designed through Shopify, one of the safest, most convenient shopping portals (and a Canadian company to boot!)
How it works: As recipient companies appear on the Sarnia Lambton Chamber’s Fan Saves Helps site, we’ll let you know through our website (you can also visit the site to check to see who has registered as a recipient business).
Clicking through to a recipient business listing, you can then purchase a gift certificate. You’ll receive a digital gift certificate with a unique code that will be tracked for the recipient business in a spreadsheet (which you will have access to). Monies received on your behalf will be transferred to the business via Direct Deposit or e-transfer within 14 days (less credit card transaction fees).
When you re-open your doors, the buyer can redeem the gift certificate that they’ve printed off at your business.
You can keep track of the balance however it works best for you (some businesses are transferring it to their own gift card program, others are using the old-school method of tracking the balance right on the print out).
As mentioned, this program is completely free.
If you are interested in being a recipient business, please fill out this form and submit it as soon as possible.
Sincerely, Mary Jean O’Donnell
Chair, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce