Lake Nation Promotes Native Spending With Competitors – Kelowna Capital Information
Lake Country residents are encouraged to skip the trip and spend on the spot.
“Before you get in your vehicle to go to another community to pick up produce, baked goods, flowers, wine, or a special gift, think about how you can support local businesses and keep money in our home community,” the district said of Lake Country on its website.
Since the beginning of the month, residents have had the chance to snap some fun fall photos in cut-out signs that showcase the Lake Country lifestyle while also promoting local businesses. Grant-enabled signs can be found in Swalwell Park, Woodsdale Packing House Park, and on the Oyama Jetty.
Share the photos on social media using the hashtag #SipEatShopBe to enter and win one of four $ 50 gift certificates for a local business of your choice. The competition ends on November 1st.
This competition coincides perfectly with Small Business Week (October 17-23).
The district, along with the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission and its partners, is running a hybrid Business Walks event consisting of door-to-door and online surveys with local business owners.
Representatives from the district and the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce are keeping a pulse on the local community by asking questions about the impact of COVID-19, employee retention and recruitment, and other general business issues and future plans.
Small business owners can complete the online survey at investkelowna.com by Halloween.
“Your input is important and we want to better understand how you want to be supported now and in the future,” says the district’s statement.
“Thank you to the Lake Country Companies. Not only are you providing goods and services to the community, but for your continued efforts to make it easy for everyone to be #SipEatShopBe local. “
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