CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (November 9, 2020) – The Cartersville-Bartow Chamber announced today a second, larger version of their extremely popular gift card matching program, which was initially launched in June of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chamber CEO Cindy Williams remarked, “It is with great excitement that we announce to the Bartow County community and members of our Chamber an unprecedented $30,000 Gift Card Giveaway to be held on Tuesday, November 17th. The timing of this event falls perfectly in line with holiday shopping and will certainly help incentivize shoppers to spend their dollars locally.”
Thanks in part to an anonymous donor, this month’s repeat event will be three times larger than the first. It will also include attractions and experiences, lodging, and various types of services in addition to restaurant and retail businesses which were the exclusive participants in the June event.
The one-day-only, online event will take place on Tuesday, November 17th from 9am to 4pm on the Chamber’s website, Gift cards will be sold in increments of $100. For each purchase made, the Chamber of Commerce will match the first $100 spent by the consumer until the goal of $30,000 in matching funds is reached.
The inaugural #ForBartow Gift Card Giveaway offered consumers $10,000 in matching gift cards and sold out in nine minutes. That event generated a total of $26,000 in revenue for local businesses in a single day. The upcoming event is expected to generate an additional amount for the community in excess of $60,000.
Williams concluded, “Small businesses, including restaurants and retail shops, give Bartow County and each of its cities character and identity. It is vitally important that, as consumers, we spend our dollars supporting these businesses that provide us easy access to products and services, give us our sense of place, employ our family and friends, support local fundraising efforts, and contribute tax dollars that are put to work building a stronger Bartow.”
The Gift Card Giveaway program is part of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber’s ongoing #ForBartow campaign, which was created in March of 2020 for the purpose of communicating business resources and rallying the community to keep the local economy strong. Under this program, the Chamber shared critical business information through multiple media platforms and thus far, has directly contributed close to $30,000 to local businesses.
For full event information, including participating businesses, visit