Shopping Local is always a great way to make a positive difference in our community – especially in these times. Shop local helps local businesses and it demonstrates our community spirit.
I would urge everyone to visit a local business you already know and explore other local businesses in Richmond Hill! I cannot think of a better way for all of us to support our friends, neighbours, and our local economy!
The City of Richmond Hill, in collaboration with the Richmond Hill Board of Trade and the Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area, is launching #ShopRichmondHill, a month-long social media campaign and contest to encourage residents to support their local small businesses.
Guided by the Recover Richmond Hill Task Force and Action Plan, the City has been working with all levels of government and local partners to help businesses adapt throughout the pandemic. Encouraging residents to shop local is a key to helping businesses not only recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, but also thrive.
From March 1-31, 2021:
· Buy something from a Richmond Hill small business or restaurant
· Take a photo of your purchase (e.g., item, meal, service rendered)
· Post it to social media using #ShopRichmondHill, tagging @MyRichmondHill and mentioning the business you’re supporting
Your tag enters you into a random draw to win great prizes, including a grand prize of a $500 gift certificate to be spent at a Richmond Hill business of your choice. Entries can also be made online at https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/shop-local.aspx
Residents are encouraged to follow all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe shopping experience. Online and curbside pick-up purchases are eligible. Visit https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/shop-local.aspx for full contest details.