The stimulus program is Roanoke's local economic development program to reduce economic strain on local businesses resulting the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 1 of the program was completed June 30. The results from the first phase included a total of $147,000 distributed to 63 qualified Roanoke businesses.
Phase 2 of the program will allow residents to provide direct support to businesses in Roanoke and in ZIP code 76262 in multiple ways. The Sip, Snack & Shop Gift Tour will tie in with the city's upcoming holiday tour Nov. 28. Tickets will allow the bearer to visit different locations to pick up a free gift as well as to enjoy treats and drinks. All event proceeds will benefit Roanoke VFW Post 5074. Tickets cost $25.
The second option, which involves shopping vouchers for local businesses, is currently sold out.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the city of Roanoke's website.