New La Porte E-Card supports local businesses, economy


LEAP press release

The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) announces the new Explore La Porte E-Card, a community-based digital gift card that takes the place of the current Chamber Buck program. Purchase an Explore La Porte E-Card to use at any of the participating LEAP member locations in La Porte County.

The new E-Card makes it easy to keep local spending local. Current Chamber Bucks in circulation will be accepted until the stated expiration date. Explore La Porte E-Cards are available on the LEAP website, With the card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends and colleagues via email, text, or physical copy. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of 27 (and growing) participating merchants in La Porte, or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations.

All-digital and always available on your phone, the Explore La Porte E-Card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations coming up soon.

Participating in the E-Card program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique, and the purchase creates a pool of cash on which local businesses can rely. By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community.

For more information or to participate as a merchant in the program, contact LEAP at

The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership works closely with the business community to provide economic development support and chamber services. For more information, call 219.324.8584.

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