HOLLADAY, Utah — The city of Holladay has launched Holla Dollars, a “buy local” program that runs through the end of the year and is designed to help residents help their local businesses. They join the town of Herriman which issued “Herriman Bucks” in June 2020.
‘hello dollars‘ can be used in a number of small businesses in Holladay. And every household in the city received them in the mail.
“It basically encourages our residents to get out and shop and dine and support our local businesses,” said LaNiece Davenport, director of community and economic development for Holladay.
Holla Dollars represent $40 in vouchers that can be downloaded electronically and spent in $10 increments through December 31.
“It’s an opportunity for people who may not have visited these different places in town,” Davenport said. “It gives them the chance to visit places they’ve never been before.
“We have salons, studios like exercise studios, we have stores, we have restaurants, cafes, pet salons, anything and everything,” Davenport said.
The city is using pandemic relief funds for the program.
“That’s really the goal, we want to support our local businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic,” Davenport said. “We realize we’re probably on the upswing now, and things are getting better, but they can still use our support.”