A History of the REWARDS Program
A smaller version of our REWARDS program was created perhaps
15+ years ago. When we moved into Craig Bay in 2009, we were excited about
the money saving aspects of the program, but soon found that few people knew
People would mention eating at a local restaurant. I'd ask
if they received their 15% discount, and their response was simply a
quizzical look. What discount?????
The problem was - Craig Bay couldn't promote individual
businesses. So the program languished.
I approached the Craig Bay Residents Association (CBRA) and
asked if I could promote the businesses as an individual. They not only gave
me permission, they asked me to take it over without their involvement. They
seemed very happy to get rid of it.
I worked for two years - hundreds of hours, with great
enthusiasm, and completely revamped and promoted the program. I was so happy
to contribute to the community from my Craig Bay home AND from our winter
home in California. I had planned to continue my involvement for a long
October, 2017. Eight longstanding Meadow Beach
residents were shocked by the actions of the CLC and MB Landscaping
As with any community, there is drama. In order to create a
better community, we need to study what went wrong to prevent such events in
future. If you have a need to learn more about these particular events to
help improve our community - click here.
Or... if this is of little interest and you would rather
smile and have a giggle or two,
click here for a
cat/mountain lion video.
Anyway, we were devastated that our community could betray
us in this way, especially leaving those of us so negatively affected out of all discussions. So - I quit
managing the REWARDS program.
Two volunteers were found to replace me, but oddly - the CLC
felt that two volunteers was inadequate and they essentially quit their
advertising and support of the program.
October, 2018 - not wanting my past efforts to be in vain,
and grateful for the overwhelming community support over this past year, I have once again taken over the program.
BUT with changes. I have purchased
the domain www.CBRewards.club and
have created this web site which list our participating businesses.
Word of mouth is essential for continued growth. We will do
our best to contact new people who move in to Craig Bay and give them a
card. Success of the program will depend on the following:
1. Use your card as often as you can. And thank the business
owners. Keep the website handy on your phone or tablet -
www.CBRewards.club. Remember - that
is ".club", not ".com".
2. Tell your friends and neighbors about the REWARDS
3. I'll update the REWARDS program regularly. New people can
sign up for updates by sending me an email -
firstname.lastname@example.org - and I will
include them. We have close to 3/4 of Craig Bay residents already signed up.
And that's all she wrote.
Volunteer REWARDS Coordinator