Shop local initiative underway


The charms of a dozen downtown areas in Chatham-Kent are about to be highlighted in a new shop local holiday campaign.

Dubbed the “12 Downtowns of C-K,” the Small Business Centre initiative celebrates the unique businesses and creators found across the municipality.

The campaign will see the release of 12 videos, one each day, on social media from Dec. 11 to Dec. 22.

The public is being encouraged to follow the Small Business Centre – @ckbizcentre – on social media and to share their visits to local shops using the hashtag #12DowntownsofCK.

The content will be circulated to promote the visibility of what Chatham-Kent has to offer.

In a media release, C-K economic development officer Matt Reaume, said there’s “no better way to contribute to the community than by shopping locally.

“Chatham-Kent is full of hidden gems and unique businesses, making finding the perfect gift easy,” Reaume said.

An elf-themed teaser can be viewed on the Small Business Centre Instagram and Facebook pages, prior to the start of the campaign.


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