Edmonton Chamber Partners to Promote Shop Local
31 August 2021
Today the Government of Canada confirmed a partnership with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and the Alberta Chambers of Commerce to promote local businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through this partnership, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce has received $274,000 in federal shop local funding—funding that will expand the chamber’s ongoing efforts to encourage patronage of Edmonton businesses.
“Local businesses need our support so they can contribute to a strong economic recovery,” said Jeffrey Sundquist, President & CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate the federal government’s investment in Edmonton, which will help to boost the profile of countless small businesses here in our community.”
The funding will support local businesses by showcasing their products and services through programming and events, matching businesses with essential services, and promoting local businesses through videos and contests.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, community chambers have truly been a lifeline for businesses,” says Ken Kobly, Alberta Chambers of Commerce President and CEO. “As we transition to reopening and recovery, we still have a long road ahead to rebuild our economy. This federal funding will help chambers do what we do best: support local job creators.”
A fourth round of funding is anticipated for the fall.