The Crookston Area Chamber and Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) are partnering with local businesses to give residents Chamber Bucks for shopping local between March 30 and April 30.  People who submit their receipts to the Crookston Chamber will receive $10 in Chamber Bucks for each $100 spent up to $500 per household.

Chamber Executive Director Terri Heggie said there are a lot of Chamber Bucks out in the community, so they are providing an incentive for spending those.  “The Crookston Chamber and CHEDA are partnering together on a promotion to encourage local purchases in our area,” said Heggie.  “As you know, Chamber Bucks have been around for many years. Looking back in 2018, we sold over $16,000, and in 2019 we sold over $13,000.  This year we’ve sold over $3,500.  So, there are plenty of Chamber Buck dollars out there to be spent.  We decided to help those individuals that have Chamber Bucks and our businesses, and we are doing a little incentive.

Chamber Bucks, regular purchases, gift cards, and certificates can all be used during this program, according to Heggie, who said receipts should be dropped off at the Chamber Office. “We want you to save your receipts from local purchases starting March 30 through April 30,” said Heggie. “Put them in an envelope with your name, number, and address on them. Put them in our mailbox outside the door of the Chamber office at 103 S. Broadway.  When we gather the receipts, we will make sure we promptly send you out a Chamber Buck amount for the amount you submitted.  For every $100 in receipts, we’ll send you $10 in Chamber Bucks.  This goes up to $500 per household.  Gift cards and certificates from various businesses qualify for this as well.”

Heggie said most chamber businesses are considered essential in the community. “We do have to exclude alcohol and tobacco from Chamber Bucks,” said Heggie.  “We definitely want you to continue to support local.  We want you to continue to support local.  We say this all the time, but it is necessary now, more than ever.  Looking through our list of chamber members out there, many of these businesses are still open and considered essential businesses. If you have any questions or would like to purchase Chamber Bucks, maybe give them to a neighbor or to a health care worker who is working so hard right now, and all those other essential workers, you can email me at”

Chamber Buck information:  Due to our current COVID – 19 regulations; this is a list of CHAMBER MEMBERS we have knowledge of being open and/or able to be reached by phone and accepting Chamber Bucks’. Use this list for reference to support current participating CHAMBER MEMBERS!

The name of the business goes on the “pay to the order of” line. Chamber Bucks cannot be redeemed for cash nor can they be deposited to your bank account. Chamber Bucks’ may be spent the same as cash. Gift Card and Gift Certificate purchases encouraged as well!

Support local first by spending your Chamber Bucks’ (Good for 12 months from the date of issue. They cannot be replaced if lost or stolen)

Participating CHAMBER MEMBER Businesses:
AmericInn Lodge & Suites ~ 218.864.6021
Best Used Trucks ~ 218.281.6300
Biermaier Chiropractic ~ 218.281.6311
Brandner Printing ~ 218.281.3194
Choice Therapy ~ 218.470.0132
Christian Brothers Ford ~ 218.281.1338
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites ~ 218.470.1111
Crookston Building Center ~ 218.281.1170
Crookston Times ~ 218.281.2730
Crookston Eye Clinic ~ 218.281.2020
Crookston Inn & Convention Center ~ 218.470.1000
Crookston Welding ~ 218.281.6911
Domino’s ~ 218.281.3671
Draft’s Sports Bar & Grill ~ 218.281.1183
Eagle Thrifty White Pharmacy ~ 218.281.2540
Erickson Embroidery & Design ~ 218.281.2801
Fleet Distributing Supply ~ 218.281.1010
Garden Valley Telephone ~ 218.687.5251
Grand Theatre ~ 218.281.1820
Grove Mechanical, Inc.  ~ 218.281.3863
Halstad Telephone ~ 218.456.2125
H & R Block ~ 218.281.3658
Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor ~ 218.281.4151
HN Quality Plumbing ~ 218.281.1351
Hugo’s #4 ~ 218.281.3690
Irishman’s Shanty ~ 218.281.9912
KROX Radio ~ 218.281.1140
Local Hardware Hank Crookston ~ 218.281.1749
M & H Convenience Store ~ 218.281.3896
McDonald’s of Crookston ~ 218.281.7611
Minakwa Golf Club ~ 218.281.1773
Opticare-Crookston Vision Associates ~ 218.281.6440
Proulx Refrigeration, Heating & Appliance ~ 218.281.1370
RBJ’s Restaurant ~ 218.281.3636
Real Good Bath & Body ~ 218.280.4725
Schulz Carpeting ~ 218.281.3388
Subway ~ 218.281.7470
Sweetlight Gallery ~ 612.269.3601
Taco John’s ~ 218.281.7357
Wal-Mart ~ 218.281.2970
Widman’s Candy Shop ~ 218.281.1487
Willow & Ivy ~ 218.281.3104
Wonderful Life Foods ~ 218.281.1125
Ye Old Print Shoppe ~ 218.281.4635

Questions please contact

KROX Radio put a list together of all the businesses that are open (some of the businesses aren’t chamber members) – CLICK HERE FOR KROX’s Small Business list.