Press Release: Big Thanks, Small Biz

Local Organizations Celebrate Growth of “Encouragement Campaign” to Support Grant County’s Frontline Workers and Local Businesses

Press Release: Big Thanks, Small Biz

(Marion, IN – May 18, 2020) Several local organizations launched a project – Gift Cards for Thanks – in late April to support Grant County’s frontline workers and to give the local economy a boost at the same time.

Through the first three weeks of the project, 650+ Grant County healthcare workers have received gift cards to be used at local businesses and gift cards have been purchased from 25+ local Chamber businesses.  This represents $6,000+ spent in our local economy with more to be spent in the coming weeks.

The project – spearheaded by the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Grant County, Community Foundation of Grant County, Gas City Area Chamber of Commerce, Upland Chamber of Commerce, and recent addition Grant County Economic Growth Council –allows donors to make a donation of any amount.  As donations rise, gift cards are purchased from local chamber businesses then distributed to employees in frontline industries – healthcare, first responders, and essential employers.

Get involved today by making a donation of any amount to the Gift Cards for Thanks project at

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