If you took advantage of the opportunity to shop from downtown Rochester business this year to recognize your staff, orders are now being processed. Managers and supervisors who placed orders will be receiving an email on Nov. 30 from Gift Rochester with the gift voucher for each staff member purchased for. For physical gift items purchased, there will be instructions included on the voucher for the manager or staff to pick up the gift from the retailer. Gifts will be ready for pick up beginning on Dec. 4. All shipments will be mailed by Dec. 6. For digital offers (mainly food items), the gift voucher is what staff will present to the participating restaurant to redeem their offer. Expiration dates are included on those offers. Managers and supervisors will need to distribute the gift voucher to the intended staff recipient.
The partnership between Employee Recognition and Gift Rochester to bring locally sourced gifts for purchase with Employee Recognition funds this holiday season was a great success. Over $257,000 was purchased from downtown businesses through this program and will directly benefit those businesses. Mayo Clinic raised the idea for this collaboration as a way to support local downtown businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and as an alternative to typical holiday gatherings, which are not possible this year.
For questions related to your order or to share feedback on this program, please contact Rachel Stigge.
More information and instructions are available on the Gift Rochester intranet page.