For Immediate Release:
BIBA and Bank of New Hampshire announce Buy Local Advantage Card
Laconia, New Hampshire – November 20, 2013 – Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) announced today their Buy Local Advantage Card. This loyalty card provides consumers various discounts, promotions and special offers from a wide variety of locally owned businesses in the Lakes Region. Simply present your card to any of the participating businesses listed on BIBA’s website, www.bibanh.org, and receive the current offer. This is a great way to support your local businesses, especially during the upcoming holiday season.
BIBA is also announcing the Shift Your Shopping Campaign. As customers, we collectively spend a large portion of our annual shopping budget between November 1st and December 31st. Based on studies of similar efforts, we’ve likely generated 2-3 times as much economic activity in our community than if we had spent our money at a national chain. Across North America, that could mean billions of dollars of economic impact. Join us to build an annual tradition that strengthens local economies, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding gift-buying experience!
BIBA wishes to thank Bank of New Hampshire for this opportunity to the Lakes Region. Thanks to their generous donation, we are able to kick of this campaign and provide consumers with the Buy Local Advantage Card. Craig McKeon, Bank of New Hampshire’s Graphic Design & Media Specialist designed the card. “Bank of New Hampshire is dedicated to the communities where we work and live,” stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. “Supporting organizations such as BIBA is what makes us more than a bank. We truly love New Hampshire.”
The cards are free and are currently available at All My Life Jewelers, The Studio, The Insurance Outlet, various Bank of New Hampshire offices, as well as Real Estate offices throughout the Lakes Region. Additional locations will be updated on the website and Facebook. Be sure to visit BIBA’s website to find out what the current offers are from the merchants participating. If you are a small business owner and would like to participate or learn more about BIBA, please contact Kate at email@example.com.
BIBA, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization supports locally owned, independent businesses in the NH Lakes Region through marketing, promotion, programs, education and events … driving customers to think local first! BIBA is an affiliate of the American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities sustain their local independent businesses and keep opportunities alive for local entrepreneurs. Across the country, independent business leaders in cities and towns like ours are creating alliances to promote the many benefits of supporting local businesses.
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.
Photo Caption (L-R): Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire; Kate Bishop Hamel, Executive Director for BIBA; Craig McKeon, Graphic Design & Media Specialist for Bank of New Hampshire.
1-800-832-0912 · www.BankNH.com