This season, there’s a reason — six of them actually— to make your holiday shopping a hometown thing. This year more than ever. And throughout the year ahead. Locally and globally, we’re bouncing back from a two-year pandemic. And BC is now rallying to overcome heartbreaking floods. The local economy needs us all to support the home team.
When you choose to buy from a local business you are helping to support our community, create jobs and enhance prosperity by circulating dollars between businesses and residents. #ThinkLocalFirst and buy local this holiday season. Find a comprehensive list of local businesses in our business directory.
6 Reasons to shop local
When you shop local you get something unique — something you won’t find anywhere else. It’s authentic. Just like the folks you’re buying from.
Show pride in the place we live. And help protect the small businesses and mountain town cultural that make our hometowns one-of-a-kind.
Local businesses contribute vital financial support and volunteer time to so many non-profits. Has Amazon ever helped your kids’s team or the local food bank? Didn’t think so.
Deal with pros you know, not a foreign website or out-of-town voicemail that’ll never return your call. Get a trustworthy expert opinion on what you’re purchasing and any help you need afterwards, by simply walking through the door or dropping a line.
Pay here and it stays here. For every $100 spend with a local business, $63 is re-circulated back into our local economy. Local businesses re-circulate 4.6 times more revenue in the local economy than their chain competitors.
Locally made products are cleaner and kinder. Shop local and you are reducing your environmental impact with less packaging and transportation from overseas factories.
Support local businesses by choosing to shop local and work with Kootenay experts.