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Discount Cards from CHHS FBLA Chapter Offer Deals at Local Businesses

June 7, 2008

Crotonblog: Letters to the Editor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520
To the editor:

The Croton-Harmon High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter is offering a discount card to the Croton community. The card provides discounts at twelve different eateries and shopping establishments in town. They are an easy way to save money when you eat or shop in Croton. Each card costs only five dollars and saves shoppers much more. The card is the same size as a credit card, making it easy to carry. “All you have to do is sign your name on the bottom of the card,” said Mary Kate Ricciardi, Chapter Treasurer, “and you can start saving money without clipping coupons.”

Members of the club spent a year making presentations to businesses located around Croton and worked with them to create a card that would offer a great deal to consumers and the participating businesses. The members in the CHHS FBLA Chapter put a lot of time and effort into bringing these discounts to the community. The card provides discounts at: Grouchy Gabe’s Grill, Samurai, Groovy on Grand, Memphis Mae’s BBQ Bistro, Bella Paula Pizzeria & Restaurant, Sofia Pizzeria Restaurant, Forty Four Tapas Lounge, 3rd Universe Comics, The Black Cow, Wondrous Things (in Briarcliff), Coach Nails & Day Spa, and Capriccio II Pizza & Pasta. Discounts differ between stores, ranging from ‘20% off your total purchase’ to ‘buy 2 sandwiches and get a 3rd free’ to ‘$2.50 off 1 large pizza.’ The discount cards expire in November 2008.

All the proceeds will go towards decreasing the cost of the chapter’s trip to the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The cards are available for purchase at the Croton-Harmon High School in Room 213 on the second floor. For more information please call us at 271-8927 or email for more information.

— Lou Nardone, Advisor, Croton-Harmon High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter

On June 8, 2008 9:00 PM, Tom Moore said:

I have read some people knocking the many small businesses in Croton. All I know is that they all give to all the many non profits groups in the village. The all take ads in the many school journals. They all help with the many churches & houses of worship that do great work for poor people. I have picked up two cards from the great teenages who were selling them. Help support a good cause. And thanks the small business owners who help the kids in the town.

P.S. I was on the line a few weeks ago at J & J’s to buy a sandwich for my son after his SAT. The bus was leaving Croton for a Lacrosse game. The owner yells to one of the players to go in the back and grap a case of Gatorade for the bus ride. I’ve been told this happens many times when the kids are heading out to a sporting event. So thanks again for all the small business that help make Croton a great town to live in.


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