Support Local, While Giving the Gift of Choice

Since the pandemic started, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has been focused on providing strong leadership and as much assistance as possible to help local businesses and our communities weather this crisis.

The Chamber believes that economic recovery must start locally.  Therefore, we are encouraging the public and business leaders to shop, eat, visit and support local small businesses whenever possible.  Our small businesses are crucial to our economy and the fabric of our communities.  The public’s generosity and support of our local small businesses will not only directly help the employees at these locations, but also indirectly help our local economy continue until this crisis has passed.

The Chamber’s Gift Local gift card is one great way to help local small businesses who are among the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Gift Local gift card works just like a traditional gift card, except that it is tailored to be redeemable at participating restaurants and merchants in North Central Massachusetts.  The Gift Local gift card is an effort by the Chamber to encourage consumers to shop local and help keep local dollars circulating in the region.

Gift Local gift cards can be purchased at the Chamber office, at the Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center in Lancaster or by phone or email by contacting the Chamber.  Click here for a flyer with details on the Gift Local gift cards or here for an order form.

We truly hope that you will consider it as an option for this holiday season.  Due to the current pandemic and to encourage support of local businesses, we have waived the purchase fee for buyers and all fees for participating merchants. 100% of the proceeds go to support small businesses.  You can also find more information on Gift Local gift cards and their redeemable locations at or

Please feel free to contact the Chamber with any questions.