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Share the excitement of downtown dining, shopping, entertainment and more! Whether you are shopping for your friends and family, or are a company looking to reward their employees, Downtown Dollars are the perfect way to support local spending in downtown Kalamazoo - strengthening and enriching your community. When you spend $100 at a local business, $68 stays in your community compared to $43 when spending at non-local businesses. 

Purchase Downtown Dollars

Certificates are available in $5, $10, $20 and $25 increments and are accepted at many of your favorite downtown Kalamazoo businesses. Downtown Dollars can be purchased online, or by appointment with cash/check at our office at 162 E. Michigan Ave. To schedule an appointment, please call 269-344-0795. Downtown Dollars are valid 5 years from date of purchase.

*Downtown Dollars orders $1,000 or more may be eligible at a discounted rate. Please contact the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership office by calling 269-344-0795 for more information.

Become a Downtown Dollars participating business

Becoming a Downtown Dollars merchant is becoming part of the downtown community. It’s easy to sign up, easy to manage and a great way to promote local spending!

This program is designed to drive spending to downtown businesses. In the Kalamazoo area, over $32 million is dedicated to employee recognition. The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is committed to engaging major local employers and institutions to utilize Downtown Dollars in employee recognition. For more ways this program will benefit you as a participating business, click here.

If you are downtown business interested in accepting Downtown Dollars, the sign-up process is easy! Simply email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a code – please include your business name and location. Once you have the code, fill out this form.