Support Local. Stay Safe.
Here in Nelson and our neighbouring communities, small business is big business.
Nelson’s small business community is the heart of our local economy. And this winter, that community needs your help. More than ever.
From Baker Street to the backcountry, our beautiful little city in the mountains teems with entrepreneurial spirit. Nelson has 1,300 license businesses. That’s 20 percent more than communities of similar size. Its what makes Nelson and area the best place to Live-Shop-Dine and Play.
But these are very difficult times for many of our mainstream merchants in many sectors including tourism, culture, hospitality and retail. Along with the increasing threat of out of market on-line shopping that benefits big corporations and out-of-country retailers, the global pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to the existence of stores and service providers — businesses that employ you, your families, friends and neighbours.
They generate vital taxation that pays for services Nelson and area residents need and expect. These businesses are often the first in line with a donation to your favourite non-profit or charity.
So please. Support them. Shop local.
And just as importantly— follow the health protocols that will help halt the spread of COVID 19, so that we can return to better days. Keep the heart of Nelson’s economy alive, and well.
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