Local First Springfield has launched a digital gift card and – in light of recent events - is giving away $1,500 to support independent businesses in the city.
“The Shop Local Springfield Gift Card makes it easy to keep local spending right here in Springfield with member businesses. We have decided to coincide our launch with the giveaway of $1,500 in gift cards to support our members, their loved ones and those in need,” said Local First Springfield president, Jamie Stout. “Recipients of the Shop Local Springfield Gift Card can choose to spend it at any Local First Springfield member business that signs up – or at multiple participating locations.”
You can win a Shop Local Springfield Gift Card by tagging a local business on the organization’s Facebook page.
Participating member and a proponent of the Shop Local Springfield Gift Card, Mark Forinash of Café Moxo said, “We couldn’t be prouder to be a locally owned restaurant participating in this collaborative effort. The $1,500 giveaway is instrumental in spurring economic impact during times like this. The gift card program is a cohesive puzzle piece to help make sure Springfield stays together and thrives.”
The gift cards are digital and available on your phone via email or SMS.
Local First Springfield provides encourages spending with local independent businesses in Sangamon County.
For more information, to participate in the initiative, or to purchase a Shop Local Springfield Gift Card,