The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, Jamestown/Stutsman County Development Corp. and area supporters are teaming up to help local business members through the negative effects their business may have experienced caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Give, Get, Grow” campaign is an effort to inject much-needed cash flow into the local Jamestown and Stutsman County businesses.

“It’s a three-phase campaign,” said Emily Bivens, executive director of the Jamestown chamber. “It begins with donations from organizations, clubs, businesses and citizens which will go into a matching pool to spark support for area businesses.”

During the “Give” portion of the campaign, donations will be accepted and added to the matching pool. From there, the community can purchase gift cards and certificates to area restaurants, retailers and small businesses, which will be matched while the matching pool funds last.

“Right now, we’re looking for any and all donations to add to the matching pool,” Bivens said.

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Donations have already begun rolling in. So far, Otter Tail Power Co. has contributed $1,500, Bank Forward has given $500, and R.M. Stoudt has donated $250.

“Otter Tail is proud to support our communities, in part through donations to help with COVID-19 recovery,” said Jeremy Rham of Otter Tail Power Co.

“My donation is modest, but I love the idea of helping each other locally,” said Casey Stoudt. “I often think that we are so fortunate to have volunteers with boundless energy and admirable ideas. Putting a little fertilizer (money) in the pot is the easy part.”

A radiothon will be the campaign kickoff from Aug. 17-31st on local i3G Media stations to take orders, but the hope is a majority of orders will take place in an online platform at jamestownchamber.com.

For more information or to make a matching pool contribution, contact the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce at (701) 252-4830 or director@jamestownchamber.com