The Downtown Dollars Program is a product of "Positive by Nature", a sub-committee of the Economic Development Committee. This team of Downtown fans worked together to create a gift certificate program which benefits all the participating businesses. Certificates can be purchased on $5.00 and $20.00 denominations.
Gift Certificates can be purchased at the Main Street branch of Community National Bank. All funds go into a holding account for the participating merchants. Once certificates are redeemed by a customer, the participating merchant returns the used coupon to Community National Bank, for it's face value.
All costs (coupon printing, posters, advertising, etc.) of the program are paid for in-full by the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, North Country Hospital, Community National Bank and our supporting partners.
Here are the participating Downtown Merchants:
- The 99 Gallery
- All About the Cake
- Awaken Mindfully
- City Cinema
- Contour Studios
- Newport Jewelers
- Free Spirit
- Great Outdoors
- Jon Somes Salon
- Main Street Coffee Shop
- MAC Center for the Arts
- My Salon and Spa
- Needleman's Bridal and Formal
- Newport Natural Market
- Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center:
- Butternut Mountain Maple
- Jocelyn and Cinta's Bake Shop,
- Tasting Bar
- Pick and Shovel
- Shops at the Eastside
- Sugar Mountain Fudge and Candy Shoppe
- UPS Store
- Wider Than the Sky
Each of these businesses can be found in the Business Directory.
Christmas Holiday Highlight, December 2015
(excerpt from the December 2015 - Santa Fest and Shop Small campaign)
December 18, 2015 - The Newport City's first-ever Shop Small - Downtown Dollars Promotion was a huge success. Over a three week period, from November 28 through December 16, 807 people entered for a chance to win Downtown Dollars totally $500.00, at over 20 locations. The Newport City Renaissance Corporation would like to recognize all the participating stores and businesses in Newport's Downtown for their energy and effort during this new event.
From all of us at the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, Thank you to everyone who entered for a chance to win, and Thank You for shopping in Downtown Newport.
Newport City Renaissance Corporation is a federally recognized 501(c)6 independent non-profit organization.