Town launches Johnstown Cash program to help businesses

JOHNSTOWN — Every household in Johnstown will soon receive $20. The check’s in the mail.

Actually, as part of an economic sustainability program, the town council has committed to provide gift certificates to every household. The gift certificates can be redeemed at participating businesses, which at this point are still being recruited.

Jamie Desrosier, communications manager for the town, told BizWest that 30 businesses have agreed to participate so far and more are likely to sign up. Businesses agree to accept the gift certificates just like cash; the town will reimburse them for those redeemed.

The program goes live Thursday, and residents will be able to access details at https://johnstown.colorado.gov/tojcash.

The only restrictions are that the certificates be redeemed at participating Johnstown businesses and that they be spent by Dec. 31.

“The town council and I are excited about our new Johnstown Cash program because it is a great way  to encourage folks to shop locally,” Mayor Gary Lebsack said in a press release. “These local  businesses are our neighbors, friends and community members and the Johnstown Cash program not only supports them and their businesses (which are vital to the town) but also gives back to the  residents of our community.” 

Johnstown has 5,246 households as of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, so if every certificate was redeemed, the city’s outlay would be $104,920.

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JOHNSTOWN — Every household in Johnstown will soon receive $20. The check’s in the mail.

Actually, as part of an economic sustainability program, the town council has committed to provide gift certificates to every household. The gift certificates can be redeemed at participating businesses, which at this point are still being recruited.

Jamie Desrosier, communications manager for the town, told BizWest that 30 businesses have agreed to participate so far and more are likely to sign up. Businesses agree to accept the gift certificates just like cash; the town will reimburse them for those redeemed.

The program goes live Thursday, and residents will be able to access details at https://johnstown.colorado.gov/tojcash.

The only restrictions are that the certificates be redeemed at participating Johnstown businesses and that they be spent by Dec. 31.

“The town council and I are excited about our new Johnstown Cash program because it is a great way  to encourage folks to shop locally,” Mayor Gary Lebsack said in a press release. “These local  businesses are our neighbors, friends and community members and the Johnstown Cash program not only supports them and their businesses (which are vital to the town) but also gives back to the  residents of our community.” 

Johnstown has 5,246 households as of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, so if every certificate was redeemed, the city’s outlay would be $104,920.

© 2021 BizWest Media LLC