Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has created a new program which it hopes will have three positive effects for all those involved.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its new coupon program on a page of its official website at the end of June and believes it will be a successful endeavor to generate interest for not only the chamber, but its membership and for the community.

“Our ambassadors are always trying to come up with new ideas to help our economy in Bridge City,” said B.J. Hanneman, administrative assistant and ambassador with the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. “This coupon program will hopefully help our members and is for everyone to use.”

The coupons can be found on a page of the chamber website at www.bridgecitychamber.com. The coupons, which are available to the public and do not require membership or a log-in information, are easily accessed and can be printed from home or work.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has approximately 175 members, which includes a variety of businesses and organizations not only in Bridge City, but also in Orangefield and the Orange-area.

Hanneman said the coupon program is expected to do more than just provide valuable discounts for items and services to the public.

“We are also hoping these coupons will increase traffic to (the chamber) website, which will, in turn, guide people to see our membership roster,” she explained. “People will be able to then see links to our members websites and their social media sites from there.”

Some of the coupons available at this time include discounts for restaurants, lawncare, internet services and retail. More are expected to be added soon.

“We look at these coupon offers as a win-win,” Hanneman added. “Everyone likes to save money, and we want everyone to be able to do that while staying here and shopping in Bridge City. We think this program will help our members and help our community and help remind everyone to shop local.”

Visit www.bridgecitychamber.com or call the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 for more information about this coupon program and its other services.