HOW TO ACCEPT CHAMBER CHECKS
Businesses may mail or drop off the Chamber Checks they have accepted to the Elko Area Chamber of Commerce at 1405 Idaho Street. Include an invoice or receipt showing what is owed along with the checks. You may do this weekly or monthly. It is up to you. Our bookkeeper will cut a check back to your business within two weeks.
We have developed a policy that does not require the merchant to give change. That, also is up to you. Chamber Checks are Gift Certificates. The Chamber reimburses the member for the full face value of the Chamber Check.
Some businesses set up a charge account and charge the purchases to an account called Chamber Checks. How you set up the account for your bookkeeping records is up to you.
USING CHAMBER CHECKS
Chamber Checks may be used at any Chamber Member’s business that chooses to accept Chamber Checks. There are no limitations to the products or services that can be purchased. The Chamber provides signs that state,
“WE ACCEPT CHAMBER CHECKS”
To our participating members. If a customer does not see this sign, we encourage them to ask the business if they are a Chamber Member and if they are willing to accept Chamber Checks.
BUYING CHAMBER CHECKS
Chamber Checks are easy to purchase. You can call the Chamber or drop by our office to make a Chamber Check order. They are available in $5, $10, and $20 denominations. Checks may be purchased in any amount. There is no minimum purchase required. A handling fee of 2.5% for purchases over $100.00 will be added to all qualifying purchases. This helps offset the cost of printing.
SUPPORT ELKO, CARLIN AND SPRING CREEK. WE DO!
It is important to shop with local area businesses who in turn support and donate to local events, schools, charities, community groups and non-profit organizations.
The Chamber Check program has proven to be a beneficial program to the community and encourages shopping locally. Over $7.5 million dollars in Chamber Checks have been purchased over the last 8 years. That’s $7.5 million dollars that stayed in our communities!
Please ask the business before your purchase if you are using Chamber Checks to ensure no issues during your check out process.