Island Bucks program cancelled

  • Nov. 26, 2004 6:00 p.m.

The Island Bucks program- designed to encourage on-island Christmas shopping- has been cancelled this year due to lack of interest. Not enough stores signed up, said Maggie Bell-Brown from the QCI Chamber of Commerce, which was going to sponsor the program. She speculated that perhaps businesses were deterred from entering, because in the past it has been complicated, even though this year the process was simplified considerably. This would have been the fourth year for Island Bucks, a program that offered interest-free loans to qualified islanders on the condition the money be spent on island.

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