Pictured above (L-R): Janet Wallace (owner), Robert Agnew, Sheila Brocklington (staff member).
Congratulations to Robert Agnew of Crawford Bay! Robert won a $50 voucher to a local business of his choice – Bare Foot Handweaving.
Thank-you to the 700+ people who entered our survey contest.
This survey prize is a great example of how shopping locally has more impact than shopping in other towns or online. Based on a study by The Institute for Local Self-Reliance in 2003, results indicated (on average) 48% of each purchase at a local owned business is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores. These numbers are nearly identical to later results across other Civic Economic studies.