Newmarket Seeks Businesses to Participate in New ‘Choose Local’ Directory
The Town of Newmarket continues to strongly support the business community as they continue to adapt to COVID-19. To further support businesses as we enter an unprecedented holiday shopping season, the Town is launching a ‘Choose Local’ campaign which will be live to the public the week of November 16. The campaign will include an extensive Choose Local marketing campaign and an online business directory designed to make Choosing Local easier this holiday season.
Businesses can participate in the ‘Choose Local’ campaign by claiming their listing online with as much detail as possible. The listing will be reviewed by a Town of Newmarket staff person prior to being added to the interactive website. The Town is encouraging businesses to claim their listings as soon as possible in order to ensure customers can find them.
“I know our community wants to help support local businesses during this unprecedented holiday season and well after. This new tool will allow the community to choose local time and time again” says Mayor John Taylor. “A focus of this campaign is to make shopping local as convenient as possible, so we are asking our business community to participate in our online shopping directory so that our community can continue to come together and choose local.”
The website will function as a directory where local businesses will be searchable by gift category, sector and COVID-19 safety measures. Businesses can also upload featured holiday products and gifts and identify key words that best describe their holiday offerings. The site includes all types of businesses within the municipality.
Early in the pandemic, the Town launched the Business Assistance Concierge Program to connect with local businesses to offer additional support and help guide the business community through the resources available at all levels of government.
To access the services offered by the BAC please visit newmarket.ca/bac, or contact Alex Al-jbouri at 905 895 5193 ext 2753. More details of the Choose Local campaign will be coming soon.