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Spend, gift, support Tehachapi businesses

The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the new Shop Tehachapi Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local.

Purchase a Shop Tehachapi E-Card at http://www.Tehachapi.com/shop- href='https://www.theloopnewspaper.com/search/Tehachapi'>Tehachapi to use at any of the participating shops in the Greater Tehachapi Area. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends and colleagues via email, text or physical copy. You can even purchase these gift cards at the Chamber of Commerce and have them printed there, so there will be a little something special to put in the stockings.

Recipients can choose to spend it at one of the many participating merchants in the Tehachapi area -or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. Merchants include Discover Tehachapi Tours, Blooms, Bee Good to Yourself, BS&E Rents, Canine Creek, City of Tehachapi, Desert Breeze Bookkeeping and Tax Service, Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Co., Wild Blooms and Bliss, Witts Office Supplies and more!

All-digital and always available on your phone, the Shop Tehachapi Gift Card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts or just to show gratitude to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate the holidays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, graduations and more. The Chamber of Commerce will be open on Nov. 25 (Small Business Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to sell these gift cards. They will also be at the Tehachapi Hometown Christmas, so don't miss your chance to share something truly unique and support local!

Why supporting local businesses is so important

Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of a Shop Tehachapi E-Card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in Tehachapi can rely on. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chain revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.

If you're looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Shop Tehachapi E-Card today! For more information or to participate as a merchant in the program, please contact the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at (661) 822-4180 or email [email protected]. The Chamber is located at 209 E. Tehachapi Blvd.