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Giving the gift of Chamber Bucks

It must be the Christmas season because the sale of Chamber Bucks is booming.

Run by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the program puts money back into the local economy and is heavily supported by Fairfield mothers and fathers who are in charge of buying a gift for the coach, teacher and school bus driver.

“It’s a great gift for an employee or friend, while at the same time, it supports the local economy,” said Patricia L. Ritchie, chamber president.”

All sales are handled in-house by chamber staff, and the account is managed by a local bank, Patriot National Bank.

The program was started about 15 years ago with only a few participating businesses. At this time there are 30 participating merchants. Rose Corr, the current chairwoman of the board has asked that shoppers who are stuck for ideas buy a Chamber Bucks gift certificate and help the local merchants through the gift certificate program.

“It’s a no-brainer,” Corr said. “Easy gift-giving for the buyer, and the recipients love them.”

The chamber offices are open five days a week at 1597 Post Road, Second Floor, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for gift certificate sales.

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