New Gift Card Bond Program Creates Immediate Cash Flow For Businesses
Destin, Fla., March 23 – In response to the significant economic impacts from COVID-19 in Florida, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Destin Chamber of Commerce and DigiPro Media have partnered together to announce the Save Florida Business Initiative to support Florida businesses during this unprecedented time for our industry.
The Save Florida Jobs Initiative will help Okaloosa County businesses create immediate cash flow using technology and networking solutions that will provide much-needed revenue to survive this economic emergency. The initiative connects local consumers with area businesses through the Save Florida Business website. Local businesses can register to participate, and consumers can search and connect with registered businesses, on the site.
How it works: To participate, any Okaloosa County business must offer a $75 Gift Card Bond that has a retail value of $100. The purchase of the Gift Card Bond incentivizes consumers as they will earn $25 for every $75 Gift Card Bond purchased. There is no limit to the number of gift card bonds an individual can purchase. We are also leaving it to the participating business to decide when the bonds can be redeemed.
“The Save Florida Business Initiative will get money immediately to businesses as they are faced with the economic impact of COVID-19 in our region,” stated Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Regional Director Nick Lowe. “This program will also incentivize consumers to return to our local businesses once this has passed and will help us rebuild our retail community.”
“At a time when, seemingly overnight, the business community has almost shut down, we felt we needed to find a way to keep money flowing through and to our businesses and their employees,” stated Destin Chamber President & CEO Shane Moody. “The Save Florida Business Initiative provides a chance for people to shop our businesses now, provide them cash flow and bring them back to those businesses when we begin to recover from this situation.”
The SaveFloridaBusiness.com website was built by DigiPro Media, in partnership with FRLA and the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. The website contains information on the program, a place for businesses to register, and a directory of businesses offering Gift Card Bonds.
“Our #1 priority, as DigiPro Media, in partnership with FRLA and the Chamber, is to arm and equip businesses to fight back using technology and our extensive networks to make it easier for customers to engage and pre-buy products and services so we can all make it through this together,” said Steve Barshov, CEO of DigiPro Media. “We’re living in unprecedented times and we need to think differently. The most important thing is that businesses and the community work together to support each other and act now before it is too late.”
For more information about the Save Florida Business Initiative contact the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Destin Chamber at email@example.com.