keep it local

Keep it Local

Looking to get involved in your community? Check out these volunteering opportunities within the town of Smiths Falls! http://www.smithsfalls.ca/volunteering.cfm

As a community-minded organization, we always encourage people to support local businesses whenever possible. When you shop locally, you help to stimulate the local economy, which keeps our neighbours, family and friends in business. Not only does shopping local help on a financial level, it reinforces a sense of community in our town which is equally important.

Downtown Smiths Falls
Keep It Local does not mean isolating your community from the outside world. It means supporting local businesses and helping your community to be more self-reliant.

Why Keep It Local? In a healthy economy, local initiatives can…

Help a community to remain stable through economic change.

Generate local dollars and keep those same dollars within the local economy.

Build a united community with loyalty to local business.

Place focus on the strengths of your community,  unique features which attract tourists local spending.

Create employment.

How Do You Keep It Local?

Communities must be strategic about how they promote local business.  Some ways to Keep It Local are:

– Support businesses through community events
Celebrate and promote local products
– Business-to-Business promotion
Social Media to promote local events
– Web-based community portal to where viewer can learn Everything About Our Community and what it has to offer
– Encourage municipality to support local goods and services by creating a Keep It Local purchasing policy


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    • What people are saying...

    • Very happy with the creation of this page.  I find out lots that’s going on and great pictures of stuff that did! Thanks to the creators of this website!

      -Jennifer Bell – Smiths Falls Resident

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    • We are currently advertising with Discover Smiths Falls and it is an all around great experience and I recommend it!

      -Brian Paquette, Zendragon Martial Arts & Fitness

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    • We just moved to SF from Ottawa this past January and I find this website and FB page extremely helpful in helping us get to know the town better! Good job!

      -Stéphanie Farrell, Resident

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    • We have been fortunate to discover business opportunities as a result of our engagement with Discover Smiths Falls and we will most certainly be encouraging other businesses to talk to you about the services you offer.   Thank you for your support!

      -Amy Rensby, Magnolia Catering & Event Creations

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    • Great site… DSF is a one-stop Smiths Falls shop! Everything to see and do all in one online spot and it’s easy to use!! Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will find it all on DSF! I was able to find a place to stay, a place to eat and something to do, all in a few clicks!

      -Bill Pilkington


Keep it Local

Looking to get involved in your community? Check out these volunteering opportunities within the town of Smiths Falls! http://www.smithsfalls.ca/volunteering.cfm

As a community-minded organization, we always encourage people to support local businesses whenever possible. When you shop locally, you help to stimulate the local economy, which keeps our neighbours, family and friends in business. Not only does shopping local help on a financial level, it reinforces a sense of community in our town which is equally important.

Downtown Smiths Falls
Keep It Local does not mean isolating your community from the outside world. It means supporting local businesses and helping your community to be more self-reliant.

Why Keep It Local? In a healthy economy, local initiatives can…

Help a community to remain stable through economic change.

Generate local dollars and keep those same dollars within the local economy.

Build a united community with loyalty to local business.

Place focus on the strengths of your community,  unique features which attract tourists local spending.

Create employment.

How Do You Keep It Local?

Communities must be strategic about how they promote local business.  Some ways to Keep It Local are:

– Support businesses through community events
Celebrate and promote local products
– Business-to-Business promotion
Social Media to promote local events
– Web-based community portal to where viewer can learn Everything About Our Community and what it has to offer
– Encourage municipality to support local goods and services by creating a Keep It Local purchasing policy

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