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P.E.I. chambers of commerce launch Islandwide Love Local, P.E.I. campaign

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Chambers of commerce on P.E.I. have launched a provincewide shop local campaign. 

The new campaign aims to bring attention to the importance of shopping and buying local while showcasing Island products and services, as well as the entrepreneurs behind them. The campaign launched Friday, Nov. 27 and runs through March 2021. 

“Many Island businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic, and despite this, they have shown resilience and adapted to serve customers safely,” said Penny Walsh-McGuire, CEO of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. “With the holiday season upon us, we’re asking Islanders to support local businesses because where you buy matters. When you choose to buy local, more of your money is staying right here in our community.”

Penny Walsh-McGuire is the CEO of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. — SaltWire Network File Photo
Penny Walsh-McGuire is the CEO of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. — SaltWire Network File Photo

The Love Local, P.E.I. campaign notes that every $100 spent locally creates $45 in economic value here in P.E.I. 

The Love Local, P.E.I. campaign is a partnership between the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce, the West Prince Chamber of Commerce, the Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce, the Eastern P.E.I. Chamber of Commerce, and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce.

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Prince Edward Island chambers of commerce have partnered to bring Love Local, PEI Island-wide! Small businesses on Prince Edward Island employ more Islanders than any other business by creating jobs for your family, friends, neighbours and fellow Islanders. Whether it’s a retail store, restaurant, artisan, bakeshop, or a neighborhood grocery store, small businesses contribute to our Island economy. When you buy and support local, more of your money stays on PEI and is reinvested back into your community. Small businesses help our communities grow. Small businesses have been there for you; they have supported your nephew's soccer team, your daughter's fundraiser and your local school breakfast program. Now, it's time for you to be there for them. This holiday season and all year-round, put your money where your ♥️ is #LoveLocalPEI lovelocalpei.ca Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce, PEI Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Kensington & Area Chamber of CommerceWest Prince Chamber of Commerce RDÉE Î.-P.-É. Inc.

Posted by Love Local, PEI on Friday, 27 November 2020


Did you know?

  • Buying local provides nearly 20 times the impact on labour income for friends and neighbours as compared to online shopping
  • A 10 percent shift from online to in-store purchases supports almost 500 jobs and more than $15M in wages and income for Islanders
  • P.E.I.’s retailer sector directly employs 11,200 Islanders and is the largest private-sector employer on Prince Edward Island. 

Source: Statistic Canada/Calculations by P.E.I. Department of Finance


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