Economic development eyes local business help
The City of Canby's Economic Development Department is working to jumpstart holiday shopping locally.
Economic Development Director Jamie Stickel said, "When you think about crossing off your to-do list, consider looking locally as we 'Shop Small. Shop Canby.'"
To reinforce the message, Stickel and her department is looking for Canby resident's help to spread the word for the "Shop Small. Shop Canby." Campaign.
"You can help share the love whether you are a small business looking to help promote yourself or your friends' businesses, or a Canby resident looking to spread cheer for local businesses," Stickel said. "While our businesses are still experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remember that every dollar spent locally helps to keep money in the Canby community."
Locals can participate as a business owner or local resident in the following ways:
- Share the "Shop Small. Shop Canby." graphics on Instagram and Facebook pages.
- Tag your favorite business (or businesses) in your posts.
- Mark "Small Business Saturday" on your calendar â€“ Nov. 27 â€“ and visit your favorite small businesses.
"While shopping this holiday season, keep your money local and shop the businesses that make Canby such a wonderful place to live, work, and play," said Stickel. "A good rule of thumb is, on average, approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent will stay in the local economy. While that might not seem like much, it means the world to our local businesses. That means $67 of every $100 dollars spent stays in Canby, or $670 of every $1,000. The impact is tremendous."
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