Monday, April 20, 2020
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#2020-17

PITT MEADOWS, BC– Have you enjoyed amazing service while shopping locally? If the answer is yes, the City wants to hear from you! To celebrate extraordinary local shopping experiences, the City has launched a submission-based online initiative called “Shop Local”. The goal of “Shop Local” is to share photos and positive stories of the ways that residents have enjoyed their favourite local restaurants, services and goods.

“Our local businesses have done an amazing job at adapting to our current reality of physical distancing,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Every day, I see numerous social media posts that highlight the unique touches that restaurants, shops and services have incorporated in their day-to-day business. Connecting residents with businesses through the sharing of positive stories will help to market our local businesses and ensure that they are able to survive this crisis.”

Did you have a great take-out experience from a local restaurant? Have you purchased exceptional produce from a local farmer? Maybe you used one of the many curb-side product pick-up services and were impressed with the level of service you received. If you have, we want to hear from you!

“Our community continues to do the right thing by staying at home,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “Now more than ever it is critical to show support and celebrate local businesses. Local businesses are the heart of our local economy. They provide important goods and services close to home, job opportunities as well as property taxes and business licence fees that allow for enhanced services and amenities for the community.”

Submit a photo and brief description of a positive “Shop Local” story to jlemire@pittmeadows.ca. Submissions will be shared on the City’s social media channels and pittmeadows.ca/shoplocal.

For the latest information on Pitt Meadows Economic Resiliency Task Force, visit pittmeadows.ca/ertf or the City’s social media channels.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

 

 

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