Shop Local

Shop Local in Georgina

Whether getting takeout from your favourite restaurant or shopping for the perfect gift, every purchase makes a big difference. To support our business community, the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Town of Georgina, launched a shop local campaign to stimulate local spending. 

Why is it important to shop local?

When you shop at small businesses, you’re doing more than spending money – you’re supporting local entrepreneurs and your community as a whole. Data shows local retailers return more than 50 per cent of their revenue into the local economy, compared to just 14 per cent for national chains. Instead of buying online from large chains this year, think about how beneficial it would be to support a small business owner's family.

You’re supporting job growth in your community

Small businesses make up 98 per cent of our economy, so they may be small, but their contribution is enormous. This means their impact on the local job market is also monumental – approximately 70 per cent of the labour force, to be exact. These businesses provide jobs to you, your children, your neighbours and your friends. 

You’re supporting arts and culture in Georgina

Georgina is home to several incredibly talented artists and artisans, many of whom are showcased by the Georgina Studio Tour, Georgina Art Centre and Gallery, and many local shops throughout the Town. When you shop locally, you invest in these talented artists and support the growth of arts and culture in our community.

You’re offering fresh food options

There are many local farmers in Georgina who sell directly to consumers. Supporting them to provide a meal for your loved ones not only gives you another outlet to support a local business but is also environmentally friendly. Show our farmers that you appreciate the work they do.

You’re getting personalized service and the best customer care

When you shop at a local small business, you have the opportunity to chat with your neighbours and residents, who can help you choose the perfect gift and provide a personalized experience that you just can’t find at larger chains. You may also find many local businesses work together to deliver exclusive deals or recommendations for other goods and services you may be shopping for.
Not sure where to shop locally? You can browse the Georgina Chamber of Commerce’s shop local web page, the Town's Georgina Made directory of businesses or view a map with links to businesses within our downtown areas.

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26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.