‘Blacksburg Bucks’ program launches to boost local business revenue

New River Valley News

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – A new gift certificate program is being launched in Blacksburg for the holiday season to offer a much-needed boost to local businesses.

The “Blacksburg Bucks” program is a double-value gift certificate program designed to encourage and provide incentives to support Blacksburg businesses during these challenging times.

The new program is a collaboration between the Town of Blacksburg, The Blacksburg Partnership, and Downtown Blacksburg Inc.

Using CARES Act funding, the Town of Blacksburg will double the value of all Blacksburg Bucks purchased.

If a customer purchases $100 in Blacksburg Bucks, they will receive an additional $100 in certificates – a total of $200 to spend locally.

Blacksburg Bucks are sold in $20 donominations.

“These are difficult times for our businesses. We hope to bolster our local economy through the Bucks program while at the same time providing our businesses with information and resources to help them operate safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Chris Lawrence, Deputy Town Manager

Gift certificates can be purchased beginning Friday, Nov. 20 at any of the six Blacksburg National Bank locations on Monday through Fridays including:

  • Hethwood Branch – 900 Hethwood Blvd. between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Phone: (540) 951-6204
  • Hubbard Street Branch – 101 Hubbard Street between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Phone: (540) 951-6360
  • Main Branch – 100 South Main Street between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Phone: (540) 951-6205
  • North Main Branch – 901 North Main Street between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Phone: (540) 951-6220
  • South Main Branch – 3600 South Main Street between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Phone: (540) 951-6246
  • VT Corporate Research Branch – 2280 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • Phone: (540) 552-0890

Gift certificates will be sold until Dec. 24, 2020 or until they are sold out. Gift certificates will be valid for six months from the date of purchase.

For a complete list of Blacksburg establishments participating in the program, click here.

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