Small businesses form the backbone of our community and are essential to creating healthy, thriving neighbourhoods. Every purchase we make locally directly impacts our community. With the holiday season approaching, retailers south of the border often saturate our airwaves and the choices we make about where to spend our dollars do affect our small businesses, and subsequently, the local economy of Scarborough-Guildwood.
That’s why I’m pleased to share with you an event called “SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD” which is taking place on Saturday, November 30th in our community and across the Greater Toronto Area. Throughout your neighbourhood you may notice Shop the Neighbourhood decals in the windows of participating businesses, each offering a special deal on November 30th to encourage local shopping. Additionally, on the evening prior, November 29th, the CN Tower will be lit yellow, reminding neighbourhoods in the GTA that Shop the Neighbourhood is a mindset we should all follow and to raise awareness of the importance of local purchases in sustaining prosperous, local communities.
For more information on Shop The Neighbourhood, whether you own a small business in the community, would like to participate as a shopper, or want to see a full list of all the incredible deals being offered, visit www.shoptheneighbourhood.ca. You can also show your support on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shoptheneigbourhood.
To kick-off this shop local initiative, Scarborough-Guildwood small-business owners are invited to take part in a breakfast business forum on November 29, 2013.
Join the movement with me on November 30th and all year-round. Make your purchases locally and support the small businesses that make our neighbourhoods great!
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