Benefits of Shopping Local
Work, Live, and Play in the Same Community!
Shopping local means supporting our local neighbours and their businesses. It’s about giving our appreciation to local businesses for making our community unique. Shopping local is not just about the local economy, it’s about the people who make the Tri-Cities a thriving community!
Why shop local?
What local businesses are doing for you?
Businesses are operating with enhanced health and safety protocols to help keep you, your friends, and your family safe. Several businesses have pivoted to offer online ordering, with delivery or pick up options.
How local businesses impact our community?
Local businesses impact a community by:
- Supporting local sports teams, events, and charities
- Increasing city revenue, resulting in improvements roads and schools throughs taxes
- Reducing unemployment by providing jobs to our community
- Creating a unique community identity
- Creating competition which gives us better products and services.
How Tri-Local is helping?
Tri-Local is encouraging community members to support local businesses by shopping, promoting, and advocating local on Instagram and Facebook. Tri-local is helping the local business community in the Tri-Cities from our business spotlight series on our website and social media accounts to gathering and featuring adjusted hours, locations, and operational procedures of businesses in the Tri-Cities on our website.
Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the health of individuals but small businesses as well in the Tri-Cities region. To learn more about what the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is doing to help local businesses recover, click here.
How can you support local businesses?
If you are a member of our community, make the decision to spend locally as local businesses donate 24X more per dollar earned to local charities than multinationals! Go beyond financial support, give local businesses love with your heart, words, actions, and time because when we support local businesses, we all win. When deciding on where to eat, what store to shop from, or where to get your next gift from, think local first.
Here is a list of creative ways you can support local businesses:
- Like, comment, and share their social media posts
- Tell a friend or relative about a local business
- Write a positive Google review
- Start shopping online from your favourite businesses
- Be understanding of their situation and safety precautions!
Tri-Cities is Open for Business
One of the fastest-growing Lower Mainland cities with bustling urban landscapes and a relaxing western lifestyle, home to entrepreneurs, local businesses, and families fulfilling their dreams.
The city of rivers and mountains, home to a thriving community with a reimagined downtown that maintains its village-like atmosphere.
A compact business district with a variety of quaint shops, places to eat, and outdoor recreation opportunities that include shoreline trails.
Local businesses that are open
Interested in shopping locally? Find local businesses that serve your needs by clicking here!