Shop Arlington First is a Chamber initiative designed to encourage customers to purchase products and services locally. The objectives of the initiative are to:
- Support and strengthen locally owned, independent business and local jobs.
- Preserve and enhance our unique shopping districts.
- Re-circulate more dollars in our community to promote a strong local economy.
- When you spend $100 at local Arlington businesses, $68 stays in Arlington. But, when you spend $100 at non-local businesses, only $43 stays in Arlington.*
*SOURCE: National statistics from a 2004 study commissioned by the Andersonville, Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
Purchase Shop Arlington First gift certificates
Shop Arlington First gift certificates are available in $10 & $25 denominations at Leader Bank’s Arlington branches or online here. Leader Bank branches are located at 141 Mass Ave., 449 Mass Ave., and 1201 Mass Ave.
Redeem Shop Arlington First gift certificates
Shop Arlington First gift certificates are equivalent to CASH and can be redeemed at any Chamber Member business that provides merchandise or services. You can choose from over 200 stores, restaurants, and services. (The face value of the certificate must be within $5 of the purchase price to receive change.) It is strongly recommended that you call the business ahead of time to make sure that they accept Shop Arlington First gift certificates. While all member businesses are urged to accept certificates, some may choose not to at their own discretion.