Many businesses are making the difficult choice to close their doors temporarily or reduce operations for the health and safety of their customers and the community. These small businesses are facing enormous challenges in the days, weeks and months ahead and they need our support.
As a grass roots measure to support our small businesses in Kanata North, KNBA have launched a #shoplocal campaign powered by Shopify.
Through this program KNBA are encouraging their community of 24,000 employees, alongside their employers, investors and partners to order takeout, purchase gift cards and participate in our newly launched Tech Park Dollars program for use at a future date.
Tech Park Dollars provide local businesses with urgently needed liquidity during this challenging period and allows Ottawa residents to continue to shop local from their homes. All proceeds from purchases go directly to the small businesses participating in the program. Since the program launched in mid-March, roughly a dozen businesses have joined, including Calabogie Brewing Co. and online rental platform Ruckify.
Available in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250 and $500, Kanata North Tech Park Dollars can be spent at participating businesses in Canada’s largest technology park.
Kanata North businesses interested in joining the program can also visit the website to enroll. Restaurants, retailers, hoteliers and service providers make up an essential part of the fabric of Canada’s largest tech park.
There’s never been a more important time to shop local and support our small businesses.
We are all in this together.