Reasons why you should...
Whether you’re a seasoned shopper, or prefer to shop only when you need to, Kearney has you covered! With options ranging from indoor malls, unique downtown shopping experiences, farmers’ markets, quaint family-owned stores (to a variety of specialty stores!), the Kearney community offers a great mix for any type of shopper.
People come from miles around just to experience what Kearney has to offer. Kearney’s downtown is a popular historic district lined with charming boutiques, service-related companies, eclectic dining establishments, unique pubs and a vibrant nightlife. When you are done walking on “the Bricks,” climb into your car to explore all the unique hidden gem specialty shops Kearney has to offer. Finish your trip at the Hilltop Mall, where you can find a prime mix of shopping options – from nationally-known retailers to local and regional stores, the Hilltop Mall offers everything from apparel to sporting goods. Regardless of destination, Kearney shoppers enjoy a variety of entertainment options and unique events throughout the year.
Kearney is proud of its local business owners. #ShopKearney1st is a program created by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce to support and bring awareness to the importance of shopping local. Come experience these wonderful businesses and all of the unique opportunities they have to offer!
With over 150 eating and drinking establishments in Kearney, hungry shoppers can take a break and enjoy anything from local favorites to chain restaurants. Residents and visitors savor a wonderful mix of cuisines – anything from seafood to Thai to Mexican, and much more! New restaurants are popping up all over Kearney, catering to the area’s appreciative appetite for great food and drink.
WHAT THEY ARE:
The Buffalo Bucks program was created to promote shopping local. These certificates can only be used in Buffalo County assuring the money spent here stays right here in our community! You can purchase Buffalo Bucks year round at the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and they come in $10 increments. Buffalo Bucks spend just like cash; if you spend less than the $10, the business will then give you change for the remainder.
HOW THEY WORK:
Any business in Buffalo County is able to accept Buffalo Bucks, however we do encourage you to shop at Chamber member establishments. If you are not sure who is a Chamber Member, you can click on the button below to find out:
WHAT RETAILERS NEED TO KNOW:
If you are a retailer or business know that the Buffalo Bucks will be honored by all local banks. Just endorse the back and put the Buffalo Bucks in with your deposit just like you would a check, you will receive payment for the full amount.
If you have trouble spending your Buffalo Bucks please contact the Chamber and let us know! We do our best to educate everyone on how to use them. For more information contact the Chamber at (308) 237-3101.
***Buffalo Bucks are not valid at Walmart, Dollar General, Flippin' Sweet or the Court House.