Consumers Energy is providing gift cards to 63 communities around Michigan

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FILE—Consumers Energy is once again matching gift card purchases throughout the state. 

FILE—Consumers Energy is once again matching gift card purchases throughout the state. 

Consumers Energy is matching gift cards in many Michigan communities in order to help support local businesses this holiday season. 

As part of its “Our Town” effort, Consumers Energy is matching dollar-for-dollar for residents of 63 communities that buy gift cards through their Chambers of Commerce and downtown organizations. Consumers is providing $5,000 to $40,000 per community, totaling $750,000.

“Consumers Energy is excited to again support Michigan’s small businesses and communities we serve this holiday season,” Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience, said in a statement. “’Our Town’ made an impact across Michigan last year, and we look forward to seeing the program’s dollars and shoppers give a boost to shops and restaurants in their hometowns.”

When shoppers earn the matching dollars through their gift card purchases, these can be put back into the community when shopping at local businesses.

“Small businesses will be the engine that powers Michigan as we continue to rebound from the pandemic,” Rich Studley, Michigan Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, said in a statement.

Participating communities and organizations: 

Adrian Chamber
Albion Chamber
Au Gres Chamber
Battle Creek Chamber
Bay Area Chamber
Bellaire Chamber
Boyne City Chamber
Cadillac Chamber and DDA
Caro Chamber
Charlotte Chamber
Chesaning Chamber
Cheboygan Chamber
City of Reading Chamber
Clare Chamber
Clawson DDA
Coldwater Chamber (Quincy and Bronson)
East Jordan Chamber
Elk Rapids Chamber
Fremont Chamber
Flint Genesee Chamber
Gaylord DDA
Gladwin Business Association
Grand Haven Chamber
Grand Ledge Chamber
Gratiot Area Chamber
Greenville Chamber
Hastings – Barry County Chamber
Holland West Coast Chamber
Howell Chamber
Hudsonville Chamber
Ionia Chamber Indian River Chamber
Jackson DDA
Jonesville DDA
Kalamazoo Downtown
Lake Orion DDA
Lansing Downtown Lansing Inc.
Lowell Chamber
Ludington DDA
Mancelona Chamber
Manistee Chamber
Marshall Economic Developnent Alliance
Mason Chamber
Midland Business Alliance
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber
Ortonville DDA
Otsego-Plainwell Chamber
Plymouth Chamber
Portland DDA
River Country Chamber (Newaygo)
Rochester DDA
Rockford Chamber
Royal Oak DDA
Saugatuck Douglas Business Assocaition
Shiwassee County Chamber
Sparta Chamber
Standish Chamber
St. Johns-Clinton County Chamber
Tecumseh Chamber
Three Rivers Chamber
Traverse City DDA
Wayland Chamber
West Branch Chamber
White Lake Area Chamber