DENISON, TX -- A new energy saver program in Downtown Denison could potentially save businesses hundreds of dollars each year.
Marla Heath, owner of Antiques on Main, says everyday is a challenge when it comes to paying bills. She says even though business is picking back up in Downtown Denison budgets are still tight.
"Everybody nowadays is on a very tight shoe string and our shoe string is really tight," Heath said. "So by time you pay your bills and everything there's not a whole lot left so this really has helped us out a lot."
Heath says the new energy saver program is already working for her.
In the past month she says her electric bill has dropped from about $400 dollars to $250 dollars.
Main Street Director Donna Dow says saving businesses money is just one way to help them thrive.
"We want to give them as many tools as we can to be profitable and this is certainly something that can do that," Dow said.
Dow says when stores sign up for the program the city helps owners find an energy company best suited for them. One that will help them save the most money.
"Not compare apples to oranges. You want to go from apples to apples so we work with someone who can price it where they can tell how much savings they will have," Dow said.
Dow says so far only five stores are signed up, but down the road she hopes everyone will jump on board. Heath says the program is a win win for both store owners and the city.
"It gives all of us in downtown an opportunity to come into something that will help us all and will share some money with Downtown Denison," Heath said.
If you have a business in Downtown Denison and want to know more about the energy saver program contact Donna Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org.