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Canceled Dubuque Certifichecks are good again

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Dubuque (News Release) -- Since the announcement that the Ohio-based company, Certifichecks, abruptly ceased operations on February 27, 2009, Chamber staff and leadership have been working to resolve the situation and provide consolation for impacted CertifiCheck holders. At the April Board meeting, The Board of Directors for the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to support a Certifichecks replacement program recommended by President and CEO, Molly Grover.

Beginning June 1, 2009, holders of Certifichecks with an issue date after February 1, 2008 are able to trade in their valueless Certificheck for a new locally backed Shop Local Summer Stimulus check. The amount is an equal trade and can be used at over 250 participating Chamber member businesses. The Shop Local Summer Stimulus checks are pre-printed to "DBQ Chamber of Commerce Member Business" and can be accepted and deposited by Chamber member businesses just like cash or a check.

The Shop Local Summer Stimulus Program will conclude August 31, 2009. Holders of Shop Local Summer Stimulus checks must use them at Chamber member businesses by August 31, 2009. Holders of Certifichecks must bring them to the Chamber office for replacement. Issuance of the replacement checks began today, June 1, 2009 and must be done in person at the Chamber office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Information is also posted at www.dubuquechamber.com.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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