The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the new Shop Tehachapi Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a Shop Tehachapi E-Card here to use at any of the participating shops in the Greater Tehachapi Area. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends and colleagues via email, text, or physical copy. You can even purchase these gift cards at the Chamber of Commerce and have them printed there. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of the participating merchants in the Tehachapi area—or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. All-digital and always available on your phone, the Shop Tehachapi Gift Card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations coming up soon. The Chamber of Commerce will be open on Small Business Saturday to sell these gift cards- stop by 209 E Tehachapi Blvd Mon-Fri 10am-3pm or Small Business Sat (Nov 25) between 10am and 5pm. We will also be at the Tehachapi Hometown Christmas, so don’t miss your chance to share something truly unique and support local!
Why supporting local businesses is so important
Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of a Shop Tehachapi eGift Card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in Tehachapi can rely on. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.
By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Shop Tehachapi E-Card today! For more information or to participate as a merchant in the program, please contact the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at 661-822-4180 or email email@example.com