June marks BC Buy Local Week for the Squamish Community as the Squamish Chamber of Commerce has partnered with LOCO BC to promote and celebrate local businesses.
When you buy local, you help build a stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services and credit unions, just to name a few. So many Squamish businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Squamish businesses keep your community strong!
The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.
Let people know you’re local
Consumers want local. Over 60% of consumers say they look for local products and support local businesses. Let customers know you are a local business by displaying the pink ‘local owned’ badge (dot) in your window, website and products
The Squamish Chamber is working with LOCO BC, who have amplified business voices from our community. Read local Squamish stories here.
JUNE EXCLUSIVE! BC Buy Local Advert Opportunity for you!
Be Seen: We’ve partnered with the Squamish Chief to offer you an advert opportunity for the June 24th print release.
Mountain FM have packages available, offering bonuses on 15 and 30 second commercials this June linked to our campaign. Contact Kim Clunk to book or for more info.
Join the Support Local BC platform to sell e-gift certificates online if you haven’t already. It literally takes 2 minutes! And 61% of Squamish businesses have made sales on the site.
Download the #BCBuyLocal resources from the LOCO site, pick up some materials from the Squamish Chamber or Adventure Centre, or request a package.
Fill in and post your “How Are We Local?” poster – tag your suppliers and tag @squamishchamber and @locobc.
Shop local this #buylocal month…. and all year round!
Take photos of your business and products. Tag #bcbuylocal and @squamishchamber. Post on facebook and Instagram.