Erie County created a Business Task Force to allow communicative and collaborative conversation around the pandemic, its effects, and its recovery. In addition to the $20M Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is taking the lead on implementing a Shop 716 eGift Card initiative on behalf of Erie County and in cooperation with Visit Buffalo Niagara and ECIDA.
The dollars stay local and benefit our shops, restaurants, and attractions!
- Consumers can purchase the Shop 716 eGift Card online at www.amherst.org/shop716 then email, text or print them for use in your shop, restaurant, attraction or local place of business.
- To accept/redeem the Shop 716 eGift Card you need to be able to process a key-entry (like a phone order) Mastercard.
- The Shop 716 eGift Card will only work at participating local independent merchants and businesses..
There is no cost to the merchant or business to participate in the program.
- To opt-in, you simply run a .10¢ Shop 716 eGift Card charge (or whatever is your minimum) on a prepaid Mastercard.
- You will receive an email from Yiftee, our technology partner, as your business authorization to participate.