News launches in Sherwood Park, Alberta!

After spending almost eight years as a private mailman in paradise, an Alberta man is making a splash with a new Shop Local campaign for Sherwood Park. Recently returned from Belize, Rob Hanke says he's looking forward to seeing grow and serve the community. Sherwood Park, Alberta is what Rob calls a "true bedroom [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:10:10+00:00May 4th, 2017|Launches| launches in Airdrie, Alberta!

For a dad from just outside of Calgary, Alberta, starting his own business means he can spend more time with his son. That's what Kevin Joyce says excites him most personally about the launch of in Airdrie, Alberta. Airdrie is a community of a just over 60,000, up the Queen Elizabeth Highway from Calgary. Originally created [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:11:49+00:00April 28th, 2017|Launches| launches in St. Albert, Alberta!

For a determined entrepreneur with experience in selling everything from "lipstick to cars", the Shop Local Movement is an easy fit. This week we are welcoming new City Manager Arlene Merrill as she launches in St. Albert, Alberta. With a long background in sales and small business ownership, Arlene is ramping up her business with a [...]

By |2018-08-27T09:51:27+00:00April 20th, 2017|Launches| launches in Thunder Bay, Ontario

An entrepreneur, hockey coach, and proud Thunder Bay father is spearheading a new Shop Local campaign in his hometown. On the right: Darrin Nicholas and son Nolan after a recent hockey tournament win.  Darrin Nicholas, a lifelong resident of this Northern Ontario community, is launching to support small businesses in the city and help combat cross-border shopping. Thunder [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:15:50+00:00April 12th, 2017|Launches|

3 Ways Businesses Can Spread the Local Love

We talk a lot at about why consumers should support local businesses, so this time we're going to switch it around. Let’s talk instead about why and how local businesses should support their customers, nearby businesses and sometimes their competitors (gasp!). 1. Wow Your Customers When your customer comes through your door, gives you [...]

By |2018-08-24T17:57:49+00:00February 27th, 2017|The Shop Local Movement|

A Millennial’s Guide to Shopping Locally

Millennials are the first generation on the planet to have grown up completely and totally connected to the world through a screen. And now, as they get older and find good -paying gigs, they are also the first generation to be targeted by algorithms and then inundated with online advertising for instant-ship goods that magically [...]

By |2018-08-24T18:02:14+00:00January 21st, 2017|The Shop Local Movement|