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Chamber promotes 'Chamber Bucks'

The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Chamber Dollar gift certificates are a popular item, according to Pat Sherley, director of communications and programs for the Chamber.

"They are a great way to say thank-you to your employees, friends and family throughout the year," said Sherley. "Keep your shopping dollars working for Hudson!"

Chamber Dollars are welcome and redeemed at most Chamber member businesses; for a complete list see the organization's shopping guide, "Passport to Hudson," or the Chamber Web site,

Chamber Dollar gift certificates can be purchased in any amount in $5 and $10 dollar increments.

A total of $14,720 Chamber Dollars were purchased to promote businesses in Hudson in 2008. Top businesses redeeming Chamber Dollars during the past year were Target, Hudson County Market, Pier 500, Seasons on St. Croix Gallery, Fleet Farm, Barkers Bar & Grill, Elan and Applebee's.

"If people call ahead to the Chamber office, (715) 386-8411, we can have the Chamber Dollars and shopping guides ready for you to pick up," Sherley said.

Payment must be made at the time of purchase. Call the Chamber Office for more information about your business joining the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and participating in the Hudson Chamber Dollars Program.