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– Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream and Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery are the newest businesses to join Bangor Savings Bank’s Buoy Local community program.
The Buoy Local coalition of Maine businesses accepting the Buoy Local Card* , and creating exclusive offers and discounts to reward and attract customers through the new Buoy Local app, continues to grow and strengthen the buy local movement.
More than 370 businesses, from local shops, restaurants, breweries, service providers, accommodations and more, are now part of the Buoy Local coalition.
"When presented the opportunity to be a part of the Buoy Local Coalition we jumped at it,” said Jason Clay, Director of Marketing at Governor's Restaurant. "The power of buying local and keeping that money in our local communities is a proven success. The Buoy Local program is a great opportunity for local Maine businesses to stand out."
All six Governor’s locations will accept the Buoy Local Card. Gifford’s will accept Buoy Local at the company ice cream stands in Auburn, Bangor, Farmington, Skowhegan and Waterville.
"We are very excited to join the Buoy Local coalition,” said Gifford’s CEO Lindsay Skilling. “We plan to have some fun with this at our stands, and to spread the message that buying local helps keep us all afloat."
The Buoy Local mobile app tracks points earned when consumers use their Buoy Local card, shows nearby Buoy Local businesses, a card balance and special deals from merchants. Cards can be purchased at Bangor Savings Bank branches in greater Bangor, greater Portland, Camden, Rockland and Belfast, or online at Buoylocal.com.
* The Buoy Local Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC
About Buoy Local
Buoy Local is a program of Bangor Savings Bank. Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $4 billion in assets, offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 166th year with 58 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and on the Web at www.bangor.com.