“Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? The Caribou Area, Central Aroostook and Fort Fairfield Chambers of Commerce have taken the guess work out of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, by collaborating on a coupon book that rewards you for shopping at local businesses.”

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The members of the three chambers realize that the strength of Aroostook County lies in cooperation and mutual support. With that in mind, Kim Jones, serving on all three Chamber Boards, suggested a mutual project. A committee representing all three chambers met and determined that a coupon book that would encourage shopping at local businesses and support the Chambers of Commerce at the same time was the best project. “It is this kind of cooperative spirit - communities, businesses and area Chambers coming together for a common cause, that shows what can be done to grow our economy,” stated Tim Goff, Executive Director of the Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.

Coupons from businesses in communities served by all three chambers have been collected from merchants who were eager to participate. With over 80 coupons from locally owned businesses the coupon books will make great Christmas gifts. Coupon books will be available for $20 and provide hundreds of dollars in savings and free items.

Kim Jones announced the project at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting, “When I said that all three Chambers were working collaboratively on the project, everyone actually started to clap and cheer!”.

Books will be available from various local nonprofit groups, including High schools, who are selling the books as a fundraiser as well as from area Chamber members after December 3.

For More Information:

 

Theresa Fowler

Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce

3 Houlton Road

Presque Isle, ME 04769

207-764-6561

tfowler@centralaroostookchamber.com

Tim Goff

Marketing Manager / Director Economic Development

Ex. Director Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

W (207) 472-3802

tgoff@fortfairfield.org

 

 

William J. Tasker

Executive Director – Caribou Area Chamber of Commerce

657 Main St Ste 1

Caribou, ME 04736

(207) 498-6156 – cacc@cariboumaine.net