Shop Local in King Township

22 Feb 2022 9:53 AM | Anonymous

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all heavily, and every day we face restrictions on the way we used to live our lives in exchange for the health and safety of our loved ones and ourselves. Despite best efforts, the virus continues to ravage the population — in Ontario, lab-confirmed cases have recently reached 1,000,000.

Shopping centers, schools, hospitals, factories, resorts, and more have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses, in particular, are suffering greatly, forced by a decrease in customers and employees, lack of funds, and disruptions in the supply chain to close either temporarily or permanently.

As a consumer, the best way we can help small businesses is by choosing to shop and eat locally. The “Shop Local” initiative launched in King Township aims to encourage exactly that.

Why Should You Shop Local?

Local businesses are the backbone of the local economy, and when they suffer, the community does too. When you shop locally and eat locally, you are helping maintain and support local employment opportunities and keeping dollars in King’s local economy. What’s more, you are also ensuring that the local scene remains lively and your favorite restaurants and amenities don’t have to close down.

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are still operating, working within restrictions to bring you great services.

Ways To Support Your Local Business Economy

Aside from shopping and dining locally, here are other ways you can support the local economy in King Township:

      Shop online — Even in the face of restrictions for in-person activities, your favorite local businesses still endeavor to deliver their products and services online. Check their sites often for special promotions and deals on your next purchase.

      Gift certificates — A great alternative to patronizing a business yourself, a gift card both supports local businesses and makes a wonderful gift. If your recipient enjoyed the service, it could mean more customers for that business.

      Order to-go — If you are unable or unwilling to leave your home because of health concerns, you can still get your favorite dishes by ordering take-out or delivery. Bored of sitting at home? Open up the directory and order a dish you have never tried before.

      Get social — Everyone is on social media nowadays, and brand visibility is a key component to drawing in more customers. You can help promote your favorite local businesses by leaving a positive review or by sharing your experience on social media.

Local Businesses To Shop At

Looking to support local businesses? Keeping up with capacity restrictions on physical stores and opening hours can be confusing, but don’t be discouraged. Many businesses are open to the best of their ability. Visit the Interactive Online Membership Business Directory for a convenient, categorized list of businesses along with their contact information. Shop local — shop King!

King Chamber of Commerce - Box 381 Schomberg, L0G 1T0                                905-717-7199                

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