Spartanburg Chamber Aims to Keep Spending Local With SpartanBucks

Spartan Bucks.

Spartanburg area employers have committed to purchase more than $80,000 to date in SpartanBucks, an eGift card program launched by the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce to direct spending to local merchants.

SpartanBucks can be purchased online at spartanburgchamber.com/spartanbucks and then sent to anyone via text or email. The card value can be chosen and the recipient can then use that value to make purchases at SpartanBucks’ participating merchants.

Five of Spartanburg County’s major employers, representing about 20,000 workers across the county, have committed to using SpartanBucks for employee rewards, customer appreciation, and other reward programs.

“We’re excited about the possibility SpartanBucks presents, to keep money spent in Spartanburg as local as possible,” said Molly Cashman, owner of Blue Moon Specialty Foods. “From our perspective as a small family-owned business, SpartanBucks is a great way to expose our business to more people in and around Spartanburg and we are thankful for the opportunity to participate.”

A handful of local merchants began accepting SpartanBucks during a test phase. Other Spartanburg County merchants are encouraged to register to accept SpartanBucks before the holiday season.

More information is available at spartanburgchamber.com/spartanbucks.

“As we grow employer participation, we’ll be able to say, ‘we kept $100,000 or $200,000 in spending local,’” said Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President John Kimbrell. “We believe this can grow and make a valuable impact on local businesses.”

Prepared by the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce.