Shop in Cornwall Campaign Puts the Spotlight on Local Business

November 14, 2019
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario –  Community and business officials are once again touting the benefits of shopping local this holiday season.

Shop Local Be Local Cornwall 2019

With only 6 more weeks to Christmas, the 2019 Shop Local campaign has officially kicked off, highlighting the positive impact of small business – and the patronage of local residents – in all aspects of the community.

“Our small businesses employ hundreds of local people and give back to the community by supporting the arts community and charitable organizations,” says Shannon Lebrun, President of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. “Likewise support for local health care and sports programs is crucially important. We hope that area residents will return the favour by continuing to support our local stores and restaurants.”

The 2019 Shop Local campaign will encourage residents to think about supporting a local enterprise when it comes to holiday purchases via radio, social media and print communications.  The campaign is being spearheaded by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Downtown and Le Village BIAs, and is supported by Cornwall Economic Development.

Every dollar that is spent locally supports the local economy, including wages and commerce. Online shopping may seem attractive, but many shoppers do not realize that shopping locally can be just as convenient yet positively impact their neighbours and their community.

“Local merchants can quickly bring in a product that you have found online, or may already have it in the store,” says Todd Lihou, Centretown Coordinator with Heart of the City. “Shopping locally also makes it easier to exchange, repair or return a product.”


The be.local. t-shirts that proved popular over the past two years are back! You can can pick up your t-shirts for $20 at the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce (113 Second Street East).

Check out the following websites for more information about local merchants:


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