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Shop 716 eGift Card

Support your local restaurants, retailers and attractions. Shop Safe. Shop Local. Support Local. 

 

Keep your hard earned money, right here where you live.

An Erie County Business Task Force initiative to support the county in COVID recovery

The "Back to Business” initiative is to be a champion of all business, supporting the shop/support local themes; to develop business unity and camaraderie to uplift our region.

Photos By Amherst Chamber of Commerce & Rhea Anna

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Consumers

The Shop 716 eGift Card, powered by our technology partner, Yiftee, is an electronic Mastercard gift card (no plastic!). It can be texted and/or emailed to you or you can gift it to a family member, friend or co-worker!

The Shop 716 eGift Card will only work at participating local independent merchants. The Shop 716 eGift Card is designed to support the local 716 business community and can NOT be used at large, national or chain retailers.

Purchase your Shop 716 eGift Card to support local!

Check your Balance on your Shop 716 eGift Card

Merchants

To accept the Shop 716 eGift Card merchants need to be able to process a key-entry (like a phone order) Mastercard, and they are paid through the credit card bank in their normal settlement.

The Shop 716 eGift Card will only work at participating local independent merchants. The Shop 716 eGift Card is designed to support the local 716 business community and can NOT be used at large, national or chain retailers.

There is NO cost to the merchant to participate in the program!

Are you a shop, restaurant or attraction & want to opt-in?

By opting in to become a participating merchant, you agree to the Yiftee Merchant Agreement.

Welcome to the Shop 716 community!

Western New York has a long history of meeting daunting challenges. As always, when all of us work together, great things can happen. This is our home. These are our neighbors. The survival of local businesses is our responsibility.  

As we searched for innovative ways to grow our members’ businesses, spark some recovery from the pandemic and build community, we’re excited to introduce this program in November 2020!

Consumers can purchase the Shop 716 eGift Cards as gifts or for self-use, and companies can use it for employee rewards, anniversary gifts, customer appreciation, survey incentives, contests and  or simply to be an extension of the shop local theme. The dollars stay local and benefit our retailers, restaurants, co-ops and attractions in Erie County.

Consumers will purchase the Shop 716 eGift Card online then:

  • Email
  • Text or
  • Print them for use

 

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It's Our Job Toolkit

The It’s Our Job Digital Business Kit provides a spectrum of printable signs, social tools and other materialsWe know that the social distancing requirements make day to day business more difficult. This branded signage will help you send a clear message of safety in a consistent and inclusive way. 

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List Your Business

in The Buffalo News It’s Our Job Directory. This free resource is designed to help consumers find and support local businesses. Learn more and list your business, along with any recent changes in operations.

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Buffalo Cares!

Visit Buffalo Niagara is working with Erie County’s hospitality and tourism organizations, communicating a shared commitment to safety.

The Buffalo Cares: Stay Safe Pledge is a shared commitment to take necessary precautions for everyone to stay safe while following recommended health guidelines.

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Objectives

  • Coordinated effort to build and uplift the local business community
  • To stimulate camaraderie and cohesiveness within the business support population
  • To foster and support an inclusive and diversified cooperative within the Buffalo Niagara region
  • To encourage local commerce; B2B, B2C
  • To support Shop Local & Support Local Initiatives in Erie County for businesses to Prosper, Revitalize, and Collaborate; Recover from COVID-19

 

Email shop716@amherst.org with ideas and suggestions to contribute to COVID recovery for our area.

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