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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses in Calgary hard, and we know many businesses were already struggling given the tough economy. Today, we’re uniting with our partners - Calgary Economic Development, the Calgary Chamber, Tourism Calgary and Calgary Arts Development, our Business Improvement Area leaders and the business community to #SupportLocalYYC.

Under #SupportLocalYYC, we want to bolster our business community by creating connections, sharing resources and tools, and highlighting positive stories to inspire the community.

During these challenging times, every act and every purchase can make a difference for our local businesses. We know many Calgarians are facing their own challenges, but we’re asking each and every one of you at home to do what you can within your own personal circumstances to #SupportLocalYYC. Use the hashtag loud and proud.

Here are the ways you can #SupportLocalYYC while physical distancing:

• Buy from local businesses online

• Purchase gift cards to use later

• Order delivery or takeout from local restaurants

• Leave positive reviews of businesses you love on social media

• Spread the word about how businesses are shifting their services online

If you’re a business owner, I encourage you to visit…/cema/…/businesses-and-COVID-19.aspx to find information and resources to help support you through this time.

Remember, we’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together.

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Categories: Economic Transformation

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