Officials with Amarillo Matters announced Monday they would be investing $25,000 in local businesses and are encouraging the community to shop local.
Starting Monday May 11th, Amarillo Matters will draw a name from an eligible business to get $1,000 and any customers that shop at that business will be eligible to win an additional $500.
Amarillo Matters President, Jason Herrick, said. “We know the pandemic has taken a toll on our economy and hit local businesses hard,” “We wanted to do something to help while reminding people about the importance of shopping local.”
For a business to be eligible,they must be locally owned, a member of either the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or the Amarillo Area Black Chamber of Commerce and have less than 50 employees.
“You’ve got to remember that a lot of these folks have been closed down for the past month or longer,” Amarillo Matters Board Member, Trevor Caviness, said. “They’re hurting, and it’s up to our community to step up our support and keep as many of our dollars flowing through the local economy as possible.”
Any business interested in taking part in the effort is asked to register at their website by clicking here.
The group says It’s estimated that 48 percent of each purchase at a local business is recirculated locally and they are actively looking for more fundraising options to match that amount of $25,000.