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CurveCard makes Shopping, Dining and Playing in Renton Easy and Rewarding, thanks to Special Discounts and Offers

June 24, 2009

For more information contact:

Suzanne Dale Estey, Economic Development Director, 425-430-6591, cell: 206-450-2130
Bill Taylor, President/CEO, Renton Chamber of Commerce, 425-226-4560
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569, cell: 206-491-8158

Looking for ahead of the curve values?  Look no further than Renton!

The “Shop Renton, Buy Ahead of the Curve” campaign, a unique program to help area businesses thrive and customers save money, will be launched on Friday, June 26, thanks to a unique partnership among local businesses, the Renton Community Marketing Campaign and the Renton Reporter.  

Mayor Law noted that this campaign was designed to make it easy for customers and businesses to participate.  Customers only have to look for the special Shop Renton “CurveCard” decal that is displayed at participating businesses.  Simply flash your CurveCard and ask for your special discount or offer.  CurveCards are free.  It’s that simple! 

“The CurveCard is your passport to discovering the quality and diversity of Renton’s shopping and entertainment opportunities,” said Mayor Denis Law.  “We’re excited to launch this innovative economic stimulus program for Renton.”

Businesses who post the decal are committing to provide their customers who present a “CurveCard” a discount or special offer.  Businesses can structure the offer themselves and vary it as they wish, making it easy for a variety of Renton retailers, restaurants, attractions and services to participate.  There is no cost to businesses to participate in the campaign.   It’s that simple!

CurveCards will be attached to the front page of the June 26 edition of the Renton Reporter, which is distributed to 31,000 homes in the Renton area.  In addition, campaign organizers will be promoting use of the “CurveCard” in City of Renton and Renton Chamber of Commerce publications and in special “Shop Renton” advertisements that will run in the Renton Reporter for several weeks. 

Additional CurveCards will be distributed through city and Chamber events, including Renton River Days, at Renton hotels and to thousands of employees who work in Renton.  Finally, the more than 25,000 anticipated visitors to Seahawks Training Camp, which starts August 1, will also receive a CurveCard.

To promote business involvement, the City of Renton mailed information and CurveCard decals to more than 2,000 area businesses. The city and Chamber are following up individually with businesses to encourage their participation.

Renton businesses can obtain additional decals and posters by calling 425-430-6582 or by email at dced@rentonwa.gov.   Businesses can also pick up decals on the 6th Floor of Renton City Hall (1055 South Grady Way) or at the Renton Chamber of Commerce (300 Rainier Avenue North). 

The campaign will run through December 31, 2009.

“When our residents and visitors shop, dine, and play locally, they sustain local jobs, help maintain strong neighborhoods, reduce traffic congestion, and support local government services like public safety and parks,” said Mayor Law.

For further information on the campaign, please contact the City of Renton Economic Development team at 425-430-6582 or dced@rentonwa.gov, the Renton Chamber of Commerce at 425-226-4560 or info@gorenton.com, or the Renton Reporter at 425-255-3484.

The campaign is proudly sponsored by the Renton Reporter and the Renton Community Marketing Campaign – the City of Renton, the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton School District, Renton Technical College, Valley Medical Center, and Renton Visitors Connection.