CORNING, N.Y.(WENY)-- The Corning Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated over $1 Million Dollars in gift cards being redeemed on Tuesday, October 8th. The gift cards are sold by the Chamber to be used exclusively in the Corning area. They are redeemable at over 50 different stores in the area and can be bought right at the information center on Market Street. 

"Today represents just a huge milestone, we've been watching the sales, which is one thing, but these are redemption. So these are people that are acutely buying the cards, receiving the cards, and their actually redeeming in our chamber members. So we've officially arrived over the $1 Million Dollar mark today so it's pretty exciting," says the President of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce, Denise Ackley. 

These gift cards were made possible by the Chamber pairing with a few local business who endorse and support the cards. 

"So Connors Mercantile and Pure Design sponsor the Corning Chamber gift cards, so their just a great thing for the community for people to be able to purchase gift cards and so many business here on the street and we just feel it's an important thing for us support it, to continue it," says Local Business Owner, Barry Nicholson. 

Connors Mercantile was recognized along with 10 other stores for being in the top ten stores in which the gift cards were redeemed at. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these gift cards or would simply like to learn more about them, you can click here