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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!

BVCC suppory a local business checklist

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 American 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.