Your dollar goes further when you shop locally.
Look local first when you're doing your shopping, whether it's for gifts, necessities, or treating yourself to a spa day or coffee! Not only do you support your neighbours when you shop local, your dollar goes a lot further for your own community when you spend it in your own town. Independent businesses recirculate revenues locally up to 4.6 times more than multinational companies do—for every $100 spent, local businesses spend $63 of that again locally, compared to $14. Similarly, there are more jobs/sq ft, more local spending on other local businesses, and more local charity contributions from independent businesses than multinational companies. Wow, our local businesses sure do more than we think!
To support our local businesses, we run a program called Love Terrace that creates a presence and brand for independently owned businesses to help locals and visitors quickly find the local gems of our community. We also partner with local agencies and industry in town to run local shopping campaigns that reward you for shopping local—check them out below!
Show your love for local spots in town and get rewarded!
Back-to-school? Back-to-business! Show your love for your community and get rewarded: when you visit any of the local spots or local businesses listed below (or look for the Shop Local sticker on their window), share a post or photo using the hashtag #LoveLocalTerrace to have a chance to win one of 3 main prize packages full of local business goods and services (approximate values: $2,500, $1,500, $1,000). We'll be looking for your posts on Facebook and Instagram!
Howe Creek Trail Eagle
Murals in the Downtown
Terrace Mountain Wolves
Wings Sculpture on Lakelse
The shop local campaigns couldn't be possible without our local partners!
This year, we're excited to announce a new addition to our supporting partners: Coastal GasLink has joined as a partner for our shop local campaigns! Whether it's partnering with community groups or supporting local initiatives, Coastal GasLink is committed to being a good neighbour and leaving a legacy in its construction and operating communities.
Win prizes by shopping local!
To make shopping local feel even better this 2020 holiday season, we're sweetening the deal.
Even though travel might be restricted these days, you can take a trip around town to participating local businesses with your Shop Local Passport—once you make a purchase, you'll get your passport stamped, and 10 stamps gets you entered into a draw—and we're giving out thousands of dollars in prizes from local businesses! Every 5 additional stamps get you another entry, so keep shopping local!
The contest runs from Plaid Friday (November 27) until December 17, and we'll draw winners on December 18 at the Terrace Visitor Info Centre.
You can pick up and drop off passports at the Visitor Info Centre, the Chamber of Commerce, Regional District, or some participating businesses.
This campaign will be running again in 2021, so we'll be updating this section once we've worked out all the details - stay tuned!