In an effort to help downtown Easton restaurants, shops, and other businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Easton Economic Development Corporation is introducing the “Downtown Easton Card.”
The program is a community-based digital gift card that makes it easy to keep local spending local. Customers can purchase a Downtown Easton Card at www.downtowneastoncard.com to use at any participating downtown businesses. Thirty-eight downtown merchants have signed up for the initial launch, with many more businesses expected to join the initiative. Participating merchants can be found on the “Where Can I Use It?” tab.
“Card recipients can choose to spend the digital card at any of our participating merchants in downtown Easton,” Downtown Development Director Jeff Lankford said. “You can mix it up and spend the card at multiple locations to spread the love and find new places to enjoy in Easton.”
With the Downtown Easton Card, you can write a personalized message and send it to family, friends, and colleagues via email or text message. The purchaser can also print a physical copy of the Downtown Easton Card for in-person gifting.
“Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique,” Easton Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Tracy Ward said. “The purchase of a Downtown Easton Card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in downtown Easton can rely on and invites people to explore local commerce connections.”
The gift card program is launching alongside Easton Economic Development Corporation’s Shop Sundays Holiday Raffle event. Shop or dine at participating downtown retailers and restaurants on Sunday, December 6, 13, and 20 to earn raffle tickets. Every $10 you spend enters you into weekly drawings for Downtown Easton Cards.
“By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community,” Lankford said. “If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Downtown Easton Card, shop small, and dine local.”
For more information or to participate as a downtown Easton merchant in the program, please contact Easton Economic Development Corporation at email@example.com or visit www.eastonedc.com
About Easton Economic Development Corporation:
Easton Economic Development Corporation was launched in 2013 to drive economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business creation in the historic Town of Easton, Maryland, to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works to catalyze Greater Easton’s continued prosperity as a diverse and healthy “smart town,” leading innovation where the land and water meet.