01
Dec
2021
Posted by: In: 2021 gift ideas, Consumer, edmonton glass bookshop, Edmonton Holiday Gift Book, edmonton holiday gift book 2021, Edmonton Holiday Gifts, edmonton local gifts, edmonton local shopping, Edmonton Shop Local, edmonton supply chain, Features, Glass Bookshop, Shop local, shop local yeg, supply-chain issues

10 local businesses partner to release Edmonton Holiday Gift Book – Edmonton

A group of Edmonton businesses have rallied together to release the Edmonton Holiday Gift Book, a gift card set for the 2021 holiday season that encourages shopping local on a “broad scale.” “It’s basically a passport to some of the best experiences in the city,” said Matthew Stepanic, the…
01
Dec
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Edmonton Gift Ideas, Edmonton Holiday Gift Book, Edmonton Holiday Gifts, Lifestyle, Local Edmonton, Shop Local Edmonton, shop local yeg

10 local businesses partner to release Edmonton Holiday Gift Book

Ten local businesses in Edmonton have partnered this holiday season to release a collaborated local set that includes multiple gift cards.
07
Oct
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Downtown Businesses, Edmonton Businesses, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Edmonton Election, Edmonton mayoral candidates, Edmonton mayoral forum, Edmonton Municipal Election, Kunitz Shoes, news

Edmonton election: Local businesses hope for change with new council – Edmonton

Morgan Kunitz is the co-owner of Kunitz Shoes in Edmonton. Her store has seen business improve after moving to the West End, but she wishes they could have been able to keep their store front downtown. “We operated a store in the downtown core for 18 years… It was…
14
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta, Alberta COVID-19, Business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Edmonton, Edmonton business contest, Edmonton Businesses, edmonton contest, Features, Small business support

Edmonton non-profit hosting contest to give local businesses financial help – Edmonton

With restrictions in Alberta loosening and businesses reopening, an Edmonton non-profit wants to give businesses a helping hand. Edmonton’s NextGen is hosting a video contest, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, giving businesses in metro Edmonton a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 in its virtual…
05
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Love Your Local, NS Community Haul

Love your Local: NS Community Haul

We chat with Keely Wallace to find out more about Nova Scotia’s Community Haul, a Nova Scotian subscription box that supports over 80 local businesses! They also partner with the IWK Foundation to donate $5 from every box sold!
21
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta, brz, Business, Chamber Of Commerce, Consumer, Downtown, Economy, Lethbridge, Lethbridge News, Local, news, revitalization, Support Local, Ted Stilson, Tulene Steiestol

Lethbridge Downtown BRZ executive director Ted Stilson retires – Lethbridge

Former executive director of the Lethbridge Downtown Business Revitalization Zone — or BRZ — Ted Stilson is hanging up his hat after more than two decades. “I think the first few years of my employment with the BRZ was most exciting because we were basically starting with a blank…
18
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: BIDS, Broadway, Business Districts, Christmas, Downtown, Gifting, Gifts, Holidays, Riversdale, Shop, Shopping, Tourism Saskatoon, Travel, Xmas

Tourism sector partners to promote local holiday shopping

Still shopping for holiday gifts? Tourism Saskatoon is partnering with business districts in downtown, Riversdale and Broadway to promote local shopping for Christmas.
24
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: 3M Harvest Lunch, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Harvest Lunch, United Way, United Way Elgin Middlesex, Virtual campaign

United Way’s Harvest Lunch feeds local families with virtual campaign – London

The United Way Elgin Middlesex 3M Harvest Lunch is trading in the ground floor of Budweiser Gardens this year for a virtual campaign. As with many other big events, this year Harvest Lunch organizers have had to adapt their large gathering due to the novel coronavirus. To help those…
08
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, Coronavirus economy, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus quebec, COVID-19, Desjardins, Economy, Health, Pointe-Claire Village Commercial Association, Quebec City, Quebec Shop Local

Coronavirus: Shop local campaigns aim to inject millions of dollars into Quebec economy – Montreal

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and independent businesses are struggling to survive. To help, campaigns are emerging across the province, urging Quebecers to buy local in an effort to increase business. Read more: Coronavirus: Dorval launches campaign aiming to boost local business In Canada, 63 per cent of businesses…