#BuyCloseBy Season – A Tale of Collaboration

Chamber Blog Image

By: Jennifer Locke, Executive Director | November 19, 2020

During October of 2020, the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce penned a series of letters to our local municipalities for the BuyCloseBy Project.

The first letter was focused on municipal procurement processes, you can read it HERE.  The letters were accepted with a commitment to examine the issue going forward.

The second letter was focused on garnering municipal support for #BuyCloseBy Season. You can read the text of the letters here: Dysart et al, Minden Hills, Highlands East, Algonquin Highlands.

At the end of it all, we were successful in our request of each Municipal Council, and they are officially in support of the initiative.

WHEREAS The Municipalities of Haliburton County support the #BuyCloseBy Project, a partnership among the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce, the Haliburton County Home Builders’ Association, the Municipality of Highlands East, the Haliburton Village BIA and the County Tourism Department.

AND WHEREAS small, local businesses are the heart of our community, main streets and create the majority of private sector jobs in our community;

AND WHEREAS small, local businesses have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of support from the community (as they have always been there to support us);

AND WHEREAS the Municipality of Dysart et al wishes to encourage all to experience, support, visit and celebrate all that is available within Haliburton County;

NOW THEREFORE, do hereby proclaim November 15 to December 31, 2020 as “BuyCloseBy Season” across Haliburton County for the purpose of encouraging all to safely support and partake in all of the amazing local businesses in our extraordinary communities.

Now we roll out the rest of the initiative – we have posters on the way for our members to use in their places of business (non-members, e-mail me jennifer@haliburtonchamber.com to get some), we have distributed a media kit to our partner municipalities, and we are going to be marketing with our media partners at Moose FM, Canoe FM, The Highlander, The Haliburton Echo and The Minden Times.

We hope you will join us in supporting and partaking in all that our local enterprises have to offer this Holiday Season with #BuyCloseBy Season!  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *