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15 Oct 2021


Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce, Leslie Listro and Ontario Chamber of Commerce Kick-Off Campaign to put a Spotlight on Shop Local in Celebration of Small Business Week 2021

Simcoe County – 15 Oct 2021 Supporting local has never been more important and is the theme of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) annual ‘Small Business: Too Big To Ignore’ Campaign’ taking place during Small Business Week from October 17-23, 2021. Throughout the week, the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce President Leslie Listro and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), along with 155+ chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the province, will encourage Ontarians to support local businesses in their community as well as amplify on-going advocacy and initiatives to promote and protect small businesses who have been hardest hit by the crisis.

“Small businesses are the heart of our communities and backbone of our economy in Simcoe County This Small Business Week, I encourage everyone in Simcoe County to join us in celebrating our small businesses by shopping and dining local,” said Leslie Listro President of the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce “By coming together in support of our small businesses, we can come through this time stronger and more resilient than ever.”

In addition to encouraging people to shop and support local, the ‘Small Business: Too Big To Ignore’ campaign will spotlight ongoing Ontario Chamber Network advocacy and initiatives such as:

“Small businesses are cornerstones of our local economies and key to thriving communities—creating jobs, driving innovation, and generating wealth for us all,” added Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, OCC.

Canadian Small Business Week takes place during the third week of October every year. This year, the celebration will occur October 17-23, 2021.

Leslie J Listro

Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce

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