Fall in Love with Small Business This Season

In a world where e-commerce is at the forefront of the retail scene, shopping local is as important as ever. Shopping locally not only helps small businesses in our area but also makes the foundation of our communities stronger. We support the development of our area’s economy when we make purchases from independent shops, artisans, and service providers. These companies, in turn, give back to the community by creating jobs, supporting events, and taking part in charitable initiatives. 

As the busy summer season ends, we are excited to bring back our Coboconk, Norland, Rosedale, and Kirkfield Fall Shopping Passport! From September 25th – November 15th, customers receive a booklet in the style of a passport listing all the participating businesses. A stamp is placed on a customer’s passport each time they make a purchase. Each completed passport will be entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes. The more stamps you collect, the more you are entered in the draw!

The Fall shopping passport can be used as a guide to discover the various locally produced goods and services that are offered in the area, while also allowing you to support the businesses we know and love – but most importantly, this is a way to introduce a little bit of fun to your shopping experience! Experience the businesses that make our area so unique.

Shopping local through initiatives like the Fall Shopping Passport allows individuals to contribute to the success of the community. By embracing the charm of neighbourhood businesses, we not only stimulate the local economy but also build lasting connections with our fellow community members.

Grab your passport from the Chamber office or at participating businesses and embark on a journey of supporting and celebrating our local businesses!

By Katrina Bartley