Squamish Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to buy local and Shop Squamish in this difficult time for businesses.
“Many of our businesses have adapted or changed their operations. Some are full operational. Others are temporarily closed. And they all need your support,” the chamber said.
The chamber is urging people to buy local and post photos at #shopsquamish and @squamishchamber.
Here are some ways the chamber says the community can support local businesses:
Order Online: Many local businesses can deliver the same products as large online retailers
Buy Something Else: Can’t get a facial? How about a nice moisturizer instead?
Delivery – Take Out – Pick Up: You can still get your favourite pizza or sushi by take out
Bonus: Many restaurants are now able to provide liquor as take out.
Buy a Gift Card: Plan for the future – stock up in gift cards.
Post a Photo: #squamishshop #bcbuylocal and tag @squamishchamber
Leave a Review: This doesn’t cost you anything. Stuck at home? Pay forward with a review
Don’t Stop: Many businesses continue to operate and need your support
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce also has a list of business operations that community members can choose from.
The chamber is also encouraging local businesses to be part of this campaign. Local businesses can let customers know about their business by displaying pink badges on their windows, websites, or products.
Businesses are also being invited to take photos and post on social media with #shopsquamish, #bcbuylocal and @squamishchamber.
According to a recent BC chamber survey, as many as 94 per cent of Squamish businesses are currently impacted by COVID-19, which is slightly higher than the province.
BC Government has also launched a $5 billion COVID-19 Action Plan to help businesses get through the crisis.