With the number of new COVID-19 cases continuing to climb and while some agree with Ontario’s decision to revert to a modified version of Stage 2, many small business owners do not agree.
The first closure was devastating on many small businesses–particularly those in the foodservice industry.
This is why the City of Brampton is encouraging residents to support local businesses whenever possible in these dire times, particularly now during small business month.
During a conference on October 14, Mayor Patrick Brown discussed some ways that the community can help to support their local businesses, such as ordering takeout or putting on a sweater and embracing what’s left of patio season.
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“Many of these restaurants have poured their heart and soul into building a family enterprise and now is the time to support them,” said Brown.
“There are some incredible culinary options in our city and we’re asking you, during small business month in particular, to do what you can and share on social media some of your favourite options for takeout.”
Here is how you can help by supporting locally in Brampton.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of online shopping and curbside pickup when buying locally during COVID-19 and beyond.
Support includes ordering takeout food, the purchase of gift cards and even watching The Rose’s online programming.
Bramptonians are also encouraged to engage with local businesses through their social media accounts by showing support for Brampton businesses.
They may do so on social media by promoting their favourite businesses using a Support Local graphic and the hashtag #SupportLocalBrampton.
“Let’s all pitch in to support them now – when they need us more than ever. We’re all in this together, and you can make a difference,” reads the City of Brampton’s website.
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