The $1,000 donation was given by the family of Jeannine Wallace who owned the shop “Shop for the Gulls” for almost 40 years and had recently passed away.
Thanks to a generous donation from a previous entrepreneur in Charlevoix, clients will have some additional cash to spend downtown. They can buy gift cards from the Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority that will give them more than assuming they utilized straight cash. For example, in case you burn through $50 on a card, you’ll get an additional a $20 to spend downtown. Now that we’re in the colder time of year season, a late spring city like Charlevoix benefits from encouraging really shopping downtown. Jeannine was likewise extremely involved in the downtown development authority and was known throughout the city.
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“When the news got out about her donation to our business owners that used to know her they all said ‘this is the perfect way to remember her because she would have loved supporting everybody in this way’,” said Lindsey Dotson, DDA director.
On top of the gift cards, every $50 spent at select downtown businesses will give customers a chance to win $500 to do more shopping downtown.
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