Ames Chamber of Commerce

Ames Chamber of Commerce Launches Community Cash Program

March 31, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is proud to launch the new Community Cash Program. Community Cash are digital and printable gift cards that can be used at any participating Chamber Member. The program is designed to reinvest dollars into our local businesses.

“One year ago we had an extraordinary reaction to the Buy-In Story County Gift Card Program" said Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission. "Over $137,775 was infused into our local businesses at an incredibility critical time. It was evident to our team that keeping money within our community is a priority for many residents. We explored a number of ways to implement a long-term version of Buy-In Story County and ultimately settled on the Community Cash Program."

Community Cash offers gift cards in increments of $5, $10, $20 and $25. Upon purchase, customers will receive a unique QR code that may be stored on their smartphone or printed. All codes are one-time use and are redeemable at any participating business.

"Our area's employers spend 2-3% of their annual payroll on holiday gifts, sales incentives and employee recognition," said Jan Williams, Vice President of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. "By utilizing Community Cash, employers have the opportunity to encourage employers to shop, dine and play locally. When we reinvest money into our community, we are supporting our friends and neighbors as well as laying the groundwork for a future of ongoing growth and opportunity."

For More Information:

Visit to purchase Community Cash or view the list of participating members. If you have questions or are interested in becoming a participating member, contact Jan Williams, Vice President, Ames Chamber of Commerce, at 515-232-2310 or by email at

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