In recent days we’ve all been consumed with news on the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it’s affecting our health, our families, and our businesses. Small business is the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this time, it’s critical that we continue to support our local businesses.
That’s why the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Shop Local Port Moody, Austin Heights BIA, Downtown PoCo BIA, and Tri-City News to connect with the community about the importance of supporting local and doing your part to help businesses sustain.
How can you help:
- Give the gift of business: Consider purchasing gift certificates to your favourite shops, restaurants or businesses. You could either gift to a friend, keep for yourself, or give to someone in need.
- Keep your subscription: gyms, art studios, local media and more rely on this to keep their doors open. A few weeks of continued support can save a business.
- Buy now, pick up later: If you’re planning on buying a product, give the business a call. Pay for it now and have them set it aside for you to pick up later or use a delivery service.
- Ask how you can help: If you know someone within a business, contact them and ask them how you can help.
These are challenging and unprecedented times and we need to work together. We are stronger when we support each other.
Let us know you’re open for business so we can promote to the community!
If you have had to close your doors or operate at a significantly reduced rate, please let us know here so we can make sure to help drive business to you when you are operational again.
For references, guides, and templates to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.