In 2020, thanks to the Regional Marketing Grant from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, BFDDA received a $10,000 Grant. 1500 BF BUCKS were distributed among area schools, non-profits and the municipalities! $2295 of the possible $7500 was redeemed and six businesses received over $100 in payments. Unfortunately, some businesses received none of the BF BUCKS and BFDDA then supported as many businesses as possible with gift certificates that were given away on Facebook. $5895 went directly to our merchants and business owners from this grant money. With the rest of the $4205, we were able to market Downtown Bellows Falls and Shop Local campaign directing shoppers to all Local Businesses. We were able to donate funds to THE WOOL 91.5 blacksheepradio.org for a Holiday special broadcast on Light Up BF and Small Business Saturday and to the Falls Area Community Television and FACTTV who interviewed BFDDA that day and filmed the Lights in the Square and official start of LIGHT UP BF!
BF BUCKS recipients were asked to LIKE BFDDA on Facebook Thank you to those who Tagged BFDDA on FB with #BFBUCKS include: Jana Johnson and Rena Wilson who won a $25 Gift Certificate to Greater Falls Pharmacy!
Participating Businesses: Allen Brothers on FB, Anastasia’s Closet, Athen’s Pizza, Bellows Falls Pet Supply, Boccaccio’s , Busy Bee’s New & Gently Used Children’s Clothing, Canal Street Art Gallery on FB, Everyday Creative on FB , Falls Mane Salon– Myriah Clark, Misty Haskell, Heather Gleim, Greater Falls Pharmacy, Greater Rock Fitness, Halladay’s Flowers & Gifts on FB, Harlow Farm Stand, J&H Hardware on FB, Joanna’s Glamorama, Kokopelli’s, Leslie’s Tavern, Lisai’s Corner Deli , Lisai’s Market, Moon dog Café, Mountainside Tattoo & Piercing, Pizza Palace, River Artisans Cooperative on FB, The Rock & Hammer on FB, Saxtons River Market, Simone’s Styling Salon, Shell Station– Stanch’s Place, The Threaded Trunk Boutique on FB, ,Village Square Booksellers on FB, Windham Antique Center, Wunderbar
LIGHT UP BF! Come see the lights in beautiful Bellows Falls, Vermont
Stay tuned for more news on Light UP BF and 2021 programs to benefit our community!
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