BY KELLY ROCHE
Think hyperlocal when you open your wallet this weekend: Shop the Neighbourhood takes place Saturday, Nov. 28.
The event is a great opportunity “to inspire people to realize what a wonderful community they have,” said Port Credit BIA general manager Ellen TImms.
The initiative, started by the Yellow Pages, celebrates independent business. This year, 12,500 businesses and 400 business associations across Canada are participating in the third edition of Shop The Neighbourhood.
Merchants in Clarkson and Streetsville are also taking part.
Small business forms Canada’s economic backbone; Black Friday, the notorious American shopping extravaganza, takes place Nov. 27, followed by Cyber Monday on Nov. 30.
Timms said she’s hoping residents will “do the right thing” and spend their cash locally.
Approximately 30 businesses in Port Credit have signed on to hold exclusive promotions.
Lakeshore Superette is one of them.
The boutique, featuring fun and funky finds, is holding a ’40 per cent off denim’ promotion.
“It’s a good way to get people into the store,” said owner Teagen Dominato, and “out of the malls.”
Environment Canada is predicting a sunny Saturday, with a high of 2C.