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Buy Local

We started the free BUY LOCAL program to help Calgarians find local businesses. If you’re a Calgary business, show your roots with pride. If you’re a proud Calgarian, spread the word about your favourite local businesses with #BuyLocalYYC. Promoting hometown businesses supports calgary.ca/comeback​​​​​​​​​​​

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​​​​​#BuyLocalYYC Marketing Toolkit​​​


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Calgarians love supporting local businesses. These tools will hel​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​p them find you.

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Digital banners

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Download #BuyLocalYYC banners and images to use on social media posts:​


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Local Business Marketing Tips​


BUY LOCAL is a celebration of local businesses and services in Calgary. Join Calgary businesses by using #BuyLocalYYC in your social posts and other marketing. It’s free to participate.

  • Use #BuyLocalYYC marketing tools to identify your business as locally owned, and label Calgary made or grown products.
  • Claim your business listing and location on Google My Business to increase your visibility online.​
  • Encourage your customers to use the #BuyLocalYYC hashtag to promote their favourite Calgary businesses and services.
  • Ensure you’re active on social media. New photos and updates help keep your followers informed and interested in your business.
  • Instagram stories are a fun, spontaneous way for your business to keep your customers informed and entertained. Learn how to create an Instagram Story.
  • Facebook has new features that allow you to add special content to your Page, such as displaying your menu, listing your services or showcasing your products with a shop section.
  • Retweet, re-post and share everything satisfied customers say about your business on social media. Each customer post acts as a little testimonial that may encourage others to give your business a try.
  • Respond to social media reviews online. This shows that you value your customers’ feedback, gives you an opportunity to highlight the positives and shows you care.
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