Q: Are there any costs associated with this program?
Participation is free for businesses that grow, make, produce or sell products made in the Town of Georgina.
Q: How do I sign up for the program?
Fill in the submission
form to be added to the directory. If approved, you will receive a portal login when the internal portal is launched where you can add a description, social handles and upload product pictures. The external-facing directory will launch shortly after. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 905-476-4301.
- Artists who sell their creations (home-based included).
- Agri-businesses who grow or raise farm-fresh products.
- Businesses that manufacture products in Georgina.
- Stores that sell tangible products produced in Georgina who have a brick and mortar business.
Q: What are the benefits of being part of the Georgina Made program?
There are many benefits available to your business through the Georgina Made program.
We are proud to live in a community where you can shop, explore, stay and play. Each year, more visitors find out why Georgina is the gem of York Region, with over 52 km of Lake Simcoe shoreline, one of the top fishing destinations in Ontario, over 200 years of rich history and a vibrant, growing community. The Economic Development and Tourism office wants to also highlight Georgina’s talented business community of growers, makers, artisans, and manufacturers that produce unique products and retailers that support locally made goods.
The Georgina Made webpage will be a one-stop-shop directory for businesses looking to collaborate and source local products online. If you are a business looking to source products made locally or you’re a producer looking to sell your products in a local retail store, the Georgina Made directory will provide you with the resources you need to support locally made products and connect with like-minded individuals who can help your business grow.
The Economic Development and Tourism office will be launching a campaign in Q3 of 2021 to promote the Georgina Made directory and all participating businesses that are a part of the program. This campaign will carry into 2023 and support the shop local movement. More information on marketing opportunities such as decals, spotlights, free branding pieces, video campaigns, and much more will be available through the private business portal for businesses.
The private portal will allow business owners to update their public-facing profile on the Georgina Made dynamic directory and get access to exclusive marketing and co-op opportunities. The Economic Development and Tourism office promotes Georgina’s business community internally and externally through social media, e-newsletters, video segments, traditional media agencies, regional and provincial partnerships and printed publications such as a Year in Review, bi-annual newsletter and the Discover Georgina guide.
Q: What is the timeline for this program?
Onboarding of local businesses.
Launch of the Georgina Made dynamic directory and campaign.