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News Release

Consumers Energy Again Provides Holiday Cheer with $750,000 for Gift Cards in Over 60 Michigan Communities

Jackson, Mich. Monday, November 29, 2021

‘Our Town’ Teams with Chambers, Downtowns to Help Small Businesses

Consumers Energy is again celebrating the holidays by helping shoppers and Michigan’s local businesses, providing $750,000 in matching gift cards in 63 communities through its “Our Town” effort.

Consumers Energy is providing holiday shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match for gift cards they buy through local Chambers of Commerce and downtown organizations, doubling the amount they can spend at downtown businesses. Consumers Energy is providing $5,000 to $40,000 in each community.

“Consumers Energy is excited to again support Michigan’s small businesses and communities we serve this holiday season,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience. “‘Our Town’ made an impact across Michigan last year, and we look forward to seeing the program’s dollars and shoppers give a boost to shops and restaurants in their hometowns.”

“Small businesses will be the engine that powers Michigan as we continue to rebound from the pandemic. We appreciate Consumers Energy’s commitment to those businesses and our communities by bringing back ‘Our Town’ this holiday season,” said Rich Studley, Michigan Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

Shoppers can earn the matching dollars when they buy gift cards directly from local chambers and downtown organizations. People should contact their local Chamber of Commerce or downtown association to buy gift cards. The Our Town support will be available while gift cards last.

Participating Organizations
Visit these organizations to buy gift cards/certificates:

Adrian Chamber Jackson DDA
Albion Chamber Jonesville DDA
Au Gres Chamber Kalamazoo Downtown
Battle Creek Chamber Lake Orion DDA
Bay Area Chamber Lansing Downtown Lansing Inc.
Bellaire Chamber Lowell Chamber
Boyne City Chamber Ludington DDA
Cadillac Chamber and DDA Mancelona Chamber
Caro Chamber Manistee Chamber
Charlotte Chamber Marshall Economic Developnent Alliance
Chesaning Chamber Mason Chamber
Cheboygan Chamber Midland Business Alliance
City of Reading Chamber Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber
Clare Chamber Ortonville DDA
Clawson DDA Otsego-Plainwell Chamber
Coldwater Chamber (Quincy and Bronson) Plymouth Chamber
East Jordan Chamber Portland DDA
Elk Rapids Chamber River Country Chamber (Newaygo)
Fremont Chamber Rochester DDA
Flint Genesee Chamber Rockford Chamber
Gaylord DDA Royal Oak DDA
Gladwin Business Association Saugatuck Douglas Business Assocaition
Grand Haven Chamber Shiwassee County Chamber
Grand Ledge Chamber Sparta Chamber
Gratiot Area Chamber Standish Chamber
Greenville Chamber St. Johns-Clinton County Chamber
Hastings – Barry County Chamber Tecumseh Chamber
Holland West Coast Chamber Three Rivers Chamber
Howell Chamber Traverse City DDA
Hudsonville Chamber Wayland Chamber
Ionia Chamber West Branch Chamber
Indian River Chamber White Lake Area Chamber


Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.8 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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Media Contacts: Brian Wheeler, 517-740-1545, or Josh Paciorek, 517-243-9036