Most of us have never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, let alone being placed on house arrest when we haven’t done anything wrong. Every day we are hearing of more of our much-loved fairs, festivals, and area events that are being sacrificed in the name of Covid-19. Where does it end? No one can say for sure, at least not right now.
Some of our favourite shops have already closed their doors, and many may not re-open. Stress is high, the piggy bank is low and for many the future is uncertain.
We won’t claim to tell you that we’re all in the same boat, but we can assure you that we are in this storm with you, as we have been since the beginning, and as we will hopefully be when all of this is over.
It is with that in mind that we launch #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday.
It is our effort to continue to promote the fabulous people, places, and things in our community that keep us all going. We could all use a little bit more of that right now.
Have a smile you’d like to share or a shout out to a local business or front-line worker? Viewers can share their “tell us something good” stories at any time. We could all use more of that!
On Friday join us for #FestivalFriday where we encourage you to share photos, video clips, and memories of your favourite festivals, fairs, and other local events. Tell us which events you are most going to miss this year.
For many of our local organizations, events and festivals are a big part of their fundraising dollars. How is your organization shifting gears to carry-on in the wake of Covid-19?
Hosting an online/virtual event, sale, or fundraiser? Tell us about it! firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us Saturday when we will be promoting small businesses all across Leeds & Grenville. We invite owners to share a promotion, share altered store hours, or what they are doing to weather the storm.
Share the story of a small business – YOUR small business – and let us all work together and support each other. Will your business be among the first to be featured?
Advertising opportunities are available. We pride ourselves on working with you to create the best promotion package possible within your budget.