Small Town Love to be launched in nine communities in 2014

The Small Town Love buy local program will be delivered to nine more communities throughout central and northern B.C.

  • Apr. 8, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The Small Town Love buy local program will be a permanently funded program that will be delivered to nine more communities throughout central and northern B.C.

Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) board of directors made the plans for expansion and extension of the program last week.

Small Town Love is a highly successful buy-local initiative originally launched in Quesnel to celebrate central and northern B.C.’s unique independent businesses.

Last year, NDIT partnered with Small Town Love founder Amy Quarry to launch a pilot program that would replicate the Quesnel program’s success in another six northern communities (Logan Lake, 100 Mile House, Valemount, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Burns Lake). The pilot program was a huge success with more than 200 businesses registered.

Communities that will launch Small Town Love campaigns in 2014 include:

• Village of McBride

• Village of Telkwa

• Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

• Town of Smithers

• Village of Fraser Lake

• Village of Granisle

• Village of Ashcroft

• District of Houston

• Village of Lytton

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