Local businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are our neighbors, our friends, our employers, and they allow our economy to thrive. Buying local is not just about convenience. Canadians are ready to take additional steps to support local commerce. Almost half of Canadians (48 percent) are willing to wait longer for in-store delivery or collection. 50 percent are willing to pay up to five dollars more and 31 percent up to 10 dollars more for the same product, if necessary, to support local businesses instead of buying from large online retailers.
Therefore, The Chaleur Chamber of Commerce continues to innovate and develop profitable initiatives for our business community. The launch of the local buying campaign Trust Local ’was arguably a way to shine the spotlight on our locals.