"Buoy Local is a great idea and a fantastic addition to the Portland business community. We support the venture for its vision and focus on the local economy."
As part of our mission to help consumers spend locally, we are offering a single community-based, "open loop" gift card that enables shoppers to buy locally from their favorite independent stores and businesses in Maine.
How it Works
It's one card that can be spent at a large variety of merchants, and only at those select merchants.
Because the cards can't be spent outside of our local network, they keep more dollars circulating at home.
And, they have brought upwards of $10,000 in transactions to individual merchants with results that are 100% quantifiable for business owners.
For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 stays in our cities and towns.
Compared to only $43 of $100 that is spent at a non-locally owned business or corporation.