As a way of showing support to fellow local businesses, a local print shop offered free banners recently.
Dave Dawson of Instant Print just didn’t realize how popular they’d be.
“I went into it thinking we might get a couple of dozen or so, but we hit 25 within the first three or four hours (of announcing the offer),” Dawson said. “It was a wonderful reaction. We’re pushing close to 40 banners.”
“It’s a chance to help out the local businesses. They’ve been very good to us over the years,” Dawson said. “It’s not much, but we can give them a chance to welcome back their customers. The main thing is to be able to help out the local business community.”
The banners are two feet by six feet, and feature a company’s logo and a slogan. Businesses could choose between several different templates.
“We kept it simple, but there are some pretty good messages,” Dawson said.
Those include “Your Safety is our Priority,” “Thank You for your Support,” and “Thank You for Shopping Local.”
Dawson is happy to see the province in Step Three of reopening.
“You saw some of the restaurant owners and entertainment venue owners. Some sectors were hit the hardest,” he said. “We’ve been fortunate that we’ve been open right through.”