2nd Anniversary of Shop Local Gift Vouchers

Michael Gaynor President Dundalk Chamber, Peter Malone, Paddy Malone PRO Dundalk Chamber, Declan Breathnach T.D., Jackie McKenna AIB Bank, John Fee Dundalk Credit Union, Martin McElligot BIDS and Mark Dearey Chairperson Dundalk Municipal Authority.

Michael Gaynor President of Dundalk Chamber is delighted to announce that sales of the Shop Local Gift Vouchers has hit an unbelievable record of over €710,000 since they were launched in May of 2015. Dundalk Chamber started this initiative over a year and a half ago and are delighted with the results. Michael mentioned that there was a huge effort put in by the Chamber to help local retail and this voucher scheme has given local retailers a welcome boost.

Michael Gaynor thanked the business community of Dundalk for getting behind this scheme and buying the vouchers for their staff this Christmas. Michael mentioned “these sales would not have happened if it has not been for the good will of the business community who see the value in keeping money in the locality. Stopping the flow of money from the town has been our priority.” Michael also thanked members of the public who bought the vouchers and kept it local this Christmas.

Michael commented that “this initiative was set up to help keep money, and protect local jobs within the local economy. The Chamber plan is to grow sales even more in 2017!”

Paddy Malone PRO of Dundalk Chamber commented on the vouchers saying the give the receiver “the gift of choice as they can be spent in Toy Shops, Restaurants, Hair Salons, Gift Stores, Gyms, Beautician, Clothes shops, and much more- you will be amazed with the selection of businesses now redeeming them.“ The vouchers now come in a €5 denomination as well as €10, €20 and €50’s. They are an ideal gift all year round for Birthdays, Weddings, Communions, Confirmations, Competitions, Retirements and staff rewards.

Paddy mentioned that the “beauty of these vouchers is that they do not expire and the shops get the full amount back. They do not lose value over time.” Members of the public can buy the vouchers in Grants Dublin St, McCuskers in Earl St, Central News Clanbrassil St, Centra Blackrock, Sheelans in Riverstown, Finnegans in Louth Village and Victorys Centra in Dunleer.

You can also purchase them online – there is no charge for delivery. The vouchers can also be purchased directly from the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Office by calling Brenda on Tel: 042 9336343 or email accounts@dundalk.ie

To check out the full list of outlets who are redeeming the Shop Local Gift Vouchers visit http://shoplocal.dundalk.ie

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