Competition from big box stores and online retailers continues to grow each year so it’s important to support our local, hard-working businesses as they’re the backbone of our community.
The holiday season is usually the busiest time of the year for our small businesses as they rely heavily on the Christmas rush.
If you’re having trouble figuring out what type of gift to get for that special someone, you may need to think outside of the box, the gift box that is!
For instance, a cooking class or a pottery workshop that’s hosted by a local business are a few unique ideas that are sure to please!
A gift certificate to a “best-kept secret” type of restaurant or perhaps a spa treatment is another great way to help support our hardworking local businesses.
If you’re a last-minute shopper, there’s still plenty of time to buy from the wide variety of small businesses in our area as orders can often be prepared and picked up right away.
In addition to shopping at local businesses, it’s important to subscribe to their newsletter, tag and follow them on social media, like and share their posts and spread the word to family and friends.
Our small businesses are integral to the character of our community. Buying local improves our community’s economy and helps connect us with our neighbours so this year, make it a point to support our amazing local businesses.