Keeping Business Local and supporting Chamber Members
The Chamber’s Gift Certificate Program, started in 1985, continues to add to the local economy.
The program has grown substantially from the $17,000 written that first year, to a record $337,180 in 2015, and a second reporting record in 2016 of $331,500. The Chamber’s Gift Certificate Program is made available to Chamber members only.
The certificates are available throughout the year, and may be purchased at the Chamber Office for any amount by an individual or a business. Chamber gift certificates are easy to purchase, easy to redeem and can be used at all business listed for a variety of goods and services. And they make great gifts!
Support theses Chamber member businesses participating in the Gift Certificate Program:
To participate in the Havre Chamber Gift Certificate Program:
Need to be a fully paid Member of the Havre Area Chamber Of Commerce.
There is an annual fee of $20.00 due in January to cover printing, supplies and the administration of the program.
Businesses will be reimbursed 95% of the face value of each certificate received. The 5% we receive will be used for printing, supplies and administration of the program.
Businesses need to return all collected the gift certificate to the Chamber office to receive payment.
Payments made on the 10th and 25th of each month.
Each Chamber Gift Certificate is like a check from the Chamber and is as good as Cash. Chamber Gift Certificates can be used at over 65 participating Chamber Members listed on the back of each issued Gift Certificate. Chamber Gift Certificates cannot be used at non-chamber members.
Chamber Gift Certificates are not meant to be cashed. However, a small amount of change can be given back (at the business discretion). Customer is to use 90% of the face value of the Chamber Gift Certificate (noted on gift certificate).
Chamber Gift Certificates have a 1 year period of use from the issue date, before they expire. (Chamber Gift Certificates do expire in 1 year from issue date in accordance with Montana State Law). The press release from Bullock’s office of September 2010).