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Chamber Stimulus Raffle heads into final month

Chamber Bucks are just like cash

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[March 23, 2010]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Stimulus Raffle" is heading into its final month. The Stimulus Raffle will boost the local economy directly with $3,000 in Chamber Bucks awarded in three prizes to be spent locally at participating chamber businesses. The top prize will be $2,000, second prize $750 and third prize $250.

In Logan County, Chamber Bucks are as good as real money. Currently over 80 chamber members accept Chamber Bucks.

You may purchase your Stimulus Raffle tickets at the following chamber businesses: Eaton Corp., Graue Inc, MKS Jewelers, Blades Hair & Nail Salon, CEFCU, Regions Bank, Illini Bank, Guzzardo's, Logan Lanes, Lincoln IGA, Culver's, Mary Todd's Hallmark, Lincoln Public Library, Ace Hardware, Goody's, Lincoln Park District, and at State Bank of Lincoln downtown, on Woodlawn and in Walmart. Tickets are also available at the chamber office. The cost is only $5.

The winning tickets will be drawn April 15 at the Graue Inc. Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Winners need not be present to win.

Chamber Bucks are just like cash. What could you do with $2,000?

  • $2,000 worth of groceries could go a long way, plus help the family budget.

  • You can buy building supplies at WalMart, Ace or Big R.

  • There are 19 local eateries that honor Chamber Bucks; your family could enjoy fine dining for months to come.

  • Update the appliances in your home or buy those must-have additions.

  • Pay for gas, car repairs and parts, or even use the Chamber Bucks for a down payment on a new vehicle.

  • You could pay for health and wellness services.

  • Jump-start your holiday shopping with Chamber Bucks.

  • Plan a "Staycation" at one of the local hotels in Lincoln.

  • You can buy a raffle ticket and list your favorite charity, church, school or civic organization as the beneficiary of the winnings. Imagine being the benefactor of $2,000 in Chamber Bucks to your favorite cause.

  • And because Chamber Bucks are just like cash, you can use them to do many different things, while banking your real cash for something else.

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  • You could live like a queen with a manicure and pedicure every month for two years.

  • Create that "man cave" you've always wanted with a new flat-screen TV, gaming system and furniture.

  • Up your curb appeal with new landscaping, a grill and patio furniture.

  • Treat yourself to 803 two-scoop turtle sundaes from Culver's.

  • Have that dental work you've been putting off.

  • Host a catered party for 150 of your closest friends -- at Chad's, the American Legion, Lincoln Banquet Center, Logan Lanes or your own backyard.


The Chamber Stimulus Raffle is designed to support the chamber's mission in serving the membership through a commitment to the economic prosperity of Lincoln and Logan County. Purchase your Stimulus Raffle ticket today and help stimulate the local economy.

For more information, contact the chamber office at 217-735-2385 or visit the Information Station, 1555 Fifth St. For contest rules and complete chamber membership listings, you may also visit www.lincolnillinois.com.

[Text from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]

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