Love Local

Written by: Mikayla Coleman

To support small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Monmouth is renewing the Love Local Utility Credit Program this year. For the entire month of February, residential utility customers in Monmouth can receive credit towards their electricity bill for shopping and dining at eligible local small businesses. Participation is free and no additional sign-up is needed to get the credit. 

To participate, customers must make a purchase of $20 or more at a participating business. For each $20 spent at a local business a $10 credit will be granted to use toward one’s electricity bill. One is able to email their receipt with their utility account information, business name and date of purchase to by March 3, 2022 to receive the credits. The receipts can also be dropped off physically in a sealed envelope at the drop box or front desk of the Monmouth Power and Light Building, located at 780 Ecols St. Customers can earn up to three credits, or $30, when they make purchases during the month of February. 

Businesses not eligible for credit include big box stores, convenience stores, franchise businesses, grocery stores, supermarkets, drug stores or fueling and gas stations. 

Participating businesses are listed below. 

Health and fitness — Curves, Firehouse Fitness, Monmouth Fitness Club and The Dance & Fitness Studio.

Barbers and beauty salons — The Guys Barber Co., University Barber Shop, Aesthetic Studio, Beauty Lounge, Glam Salon 130, His and Hers Salon, Salon Republic and MANA Salon. 

Services — Fee Mail Depot, Haughen’s Galleri Portrait Studio, New Leaf Tattoo, Doggy Dreams and Tan Republic.

Retail — Petals & Vines, Monmouth Hardware, Prisms Gallery and The Find. 

Restaurants, coffee and bars — Aaron & Jack’s Snack Shack, Bugles Espresso, Casa Burrito, Crush Wine Bar, Dry Town Tap Station, Grain Station Brew Works, Greece Lightning, Habebah Mediterranean Cuisine, Jack’s Pub & Grub, Koyote’s Mexican Food, Maui Melts, Papa Milson’s Soul Shack, Main Street Ice Cream, Mink’s Pad Thai, Muchas, Papa Milson’s Soul Shack, Rick’s Place Coffee House, Rookies Pub, Sing Fay Chinese Cuisines, Sushi Roll’n, The Donut Bar, The Sippery, Yang’s Teriyaki Plus and Yeasty Beasty. 

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