Gift Rochester was developed out of a commitment to our local economy with the intent to help area businesses during the COVID pandemic. From business owners, employees, and customers to the countless other companies impacted, it is clear that the impact runs deep and affects us all. In an effort to do our small part, we created this platform to make it convenient to shop from many local retailers from a single source. While the inaugural round proved successful this past Easter, this edition is even more robust. We have reopened Gift Rochester’s pop-up shop to fulfill the needs of Mayo Clinic’s employee holiday gift giving.
Gift Rochester, in partnership with the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is collaborating with Mayo Clinic to assist with their gift giving program for Mayo Clinic’s 35,000 Rochester employees. Mayo Clinic’s management team is able to purchase a $15.00 gift for each of their employees. This year, that gift must come from a local retailer. Gift Rochester wants to make it easy for the managers to source those local gifts from a wide variety of local retailers.
Who’s behind Gift Rochester?
White Space, a branding agency of 9 years in Rochester, MN is leading this charge. White Space has been behind dozens of branding projects locally including Downtown Rochester, Little Thistle, Benike Construction, Spark, Hot Chip Burger Bar, Heart of the City projects, and more. But this isn’t about us. If you would like to learn more, feel free to check us out at whitespaceco.com.