How You Can Support Local Businesses
Your Town Needs You! Buy It In The Bow!
Bow Valley businesses are constantly working to ensure your health and safety during COVID-19. Small businesses need your support now more than ever and there are various ways to do so depending on your comfort level during this time. If you’re not ready to venture amongst others then you can utilize curbside pick-up at our local shops or take advantage of food deliveries/ take-out from a number of restaurants in town.
The BVCC, BOWDA, Town of Canmore, and CanSign Inc. have partnered to do what we do best... Provide support for local businesses! The #SupportLocalCanmore Campaign was initiated to generate a support local buzz for Summer and Autumn 2020. Initial public posts and content for the campaign will go out this week and follow through until early September.
Please follow the BVCC's Facebook and Instagram pages to view all campaign content and us the hashtags #SupportLocalCanmore & #BuyItInTheBow to participate!
10 Reasons Why You Should Support Local Businesses
1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy
For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. *
2. You embrace what makes your community unique
By shopping locally you advocate for the one of a kind shops on our streets.
3. You create local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.
4. You help the environment
Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
5. You nurture community
Local business owners know you, and you know them. Take pride in supporting your neighbor.
6. You conserve your tax dollars
Spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!
7. You create more choice
Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.
8. You took advantage of their expertise
You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10. You made your community a destination
The more interesting and unique your community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone and generates local economic development.
*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.