The Geneva Recreation Complex has joined the Love Geneva 2015 Loyalty Card! Present the card when going on skating on a Sunday afternoon and receive a discount of $1 off either admission or skate rentals(good through 12/31/15).
We are excited to announce that our friends at Red Jacket Orchards are the newest participating business for the 2015 Love Geneva Loyalty Card. Use your 2015 Loyalty Card for 10% off in store purchase of all Red Jacket items, as well as 15% off entire online purchase at www.redjacketorchards.com with code ILOVEGENEVA.
Want some evidence that what you do is important? Proof that shopping local matters? As you know, LOVE GENEVA asked people to take a pledge to do at least 50% of their holiday shopping locally. You know what? The 4th quarter sales tax revenue in Geneva increased 10.7% in 2014 compared to 2013. In real terms, that means shopping in Geneva generate $75K+ in sales tax revenue more this year than last. That is sales tax revenue, which means that local businesses collectively made more than 10% in revenue during the final quarter of last year than the year before. That is more money for local businesses, more money for local development projects, more money for local infrastructures, more money for community programs. You know who did that? YOU DID!!! Keep loving Geneva. Keep shopping local.
The LOVE GENEVA loyalty card — shopping local has its rewards!
Last year’s Love Geneva 2014 Loyalty Card was a great success — raising around $2,500 for the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library. So we are pleased that the 2015 LOVE GENEVA loyalty card — available for only $10.00 — is now available, with all profits going to the Music Boosters of Geneva, supporting music-based programs for the Geneva School District. It is currently available for purchase at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, Stomping Grounds, Earthly Possessions, and Burrall & Sons Insurance.
During 2015, the card can be used at participating Geneva businesses. The holder of the card is entitled to whatever benefits the business establishes as their “loyalty reward.”
Participating businesses so far:
Amazing Grace: $10 off a $60+ Tattoo, $5 off of $45+ piercing and $5 off a $30+ jewelry purchase.
Area Records and Music: $1 off all new Compact Disc and Record Vinyl; 5% off all new Guitar purchases; Buy 2 sets of guitar strings get a 3rd of equal or lesser value for 50% off.
Billsboro Winery: 10% off wine and Billsboro logo apparel.
Blink Permanent Cosmetics: $10 off $100 worth of product; $50 off permanent make-up service
Cams: 5% off orders over $15
Creators Touch Barber: $2.00 off a hair cut
Earthly Possessions: 10% off purchases of $50 or more
Exquisite Skin Care Spa: 10% off any service
FA Church Hardware: 10% off purchases
Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge: 10% off food and beverages of $5 or more
Geneva Bicycle Center: 10% of service (excludes parts)
Geneva Foreign and Sports: free NY State inspection
Geneva Printing Company: 10% off all order
Joe’s Hots: 10% off orders
Lake City Hobby: 10% off purchases over $25
Lake Drum: free tasting of any product made by Lake Drum
Main Moon: Free soda with each combo plate; or free sweet sour chicken (small) with orders over $25.
Marks Pizzeria: Buy a large 2 topping pizza and get a free medium cheese pizza
Microclimate: Free Beverage with purchase of flight
Opus Espresso and Food Bar: $1 cup of coffee or $2 off purchase of $10 or more
Parker’s: Free soft drink with any meal purchase
Stomping Grounds: 10% off in-store items
Water Street Cafe: 10% off
[please note that discounts may vary by month/season; we will do our best to keep this list updated]
NOTE TO BUSINESSES: If you are interested in participating, please contact us at LoveGenevaNY@gmail.com.
This year, we are asking people to take a pledge: do at least 50% of your Holiday shopping at locally-owned stores in Geneva.
According to retail statistics, shoppers are expected to spend over $800 during the Holiday season. Around 44% of that will be done online, and a sizable chunk done at big box stores with next-to-no connections to their local communities.
The reality is that for every $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, less than $43 remains in the local economy, and $57 leaves. But for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and only $27 leaves. Moreover, shopping at locally-owned businesses means that your money is recirculated over and over and creates up to 75% more tax revenue to our community and state. Bottom-line: shopping locally strengthens Geneva’s economy and community (to say nothing of the superior one-on-one customer service).
So we are asking everyone to “Take the Pledge” — this Holiday season do at least half of your shopping at locally-owned stores. And given that many of them have online presences, you can still shop online while shopping locally! Take the Pledge today, and tell your friends too!!
We have two more businesses offering great deals for holders of the 2014 Love Geneva Loyalty Card:
Geneva Foreign and Sports will be offering free NY State inspections
Water Street Cafe will be giving cardholders 10% off their bill.
Go here for a complete list of participating business. The cards are available at the Geneva Public Library, Finger Lakes Gift and Lounge, Earthly Possessions, CS Burrall and Sons Insurance, and Stomping Grounds. They are only $10 and we’ve already raised well over a thousand dollars for the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library.
Last year we announced that April would be EAT LOCAL MONTH. It was a great success, so we’re bring it back for 2014. Sadly, we have recently lost a couple of locally-owned restaurants in Geneva. But the overall number has actually GROWN in the past year.
The fact is that independent, locally-owned restaurants are one of the backbones of our local economy. They provide valuable direct employment to many people, they are an important source of tax revenue, they draw outsiders to our community — who then shop in other Geneva stores, and they often support local and regional farmers, as well as other locally-owned businesses (from accountants and lawyers to carpenters and electricians). And they give back to the community in numerous ways — including donating food to the needy and supporting various fundraisers for community projects.
We’ve launched a poster campaign to help promote APRIL IS EAT LOCAL month. Please patronize independent, locally-owned restaurants as often as possible during April — and beyond. Encourage your friends and co-workers to dine local. Many of you probably already patronize your favorite local restaurant, but consider expanding your horizons and dine at a locally-owned establishment on the list that you have never tried before!