If youâ€™ve ever chatted with me, read this blog or followed me on Twitter, it wouldnâ€™t take you long to figure out that Iâ€™ve always loved supporting all the great and local businesses around Calgary.Â Throughout every neighbourhood of this booming city, youâ€™ll hidden gems, well-known community staples and everything in between.
So you can imagine by joy when I was recently named one of the selected five bloggers across Canada to help create authentic and original local stories about some of Calgaryâ€™s fantastic local businesses and the innovative people behind them.
The campaign, is an initiative of Yellow Pages,Â called Shop The Neighbourhood Â and for the next couple of weeks, I will be profiling just some of this city’s fantastic local businesses. Â As you already know, the Yellow Pages is a company with a century-long legacy of working with Canadaâ€™s small businesses and this year is no different. Â All these profiles will culminate in a special day celebrating neighbourhoods all across the country. Â Held this year on Saturday, November 29th, inÂ Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa,Â Shop The Neighbourhood encourages Canadians to support the small businesses in their communities by making a local purchase on that day.
And trust me, youâ€™ll have no problem finding something to purchase. One of the reasons I loved profiling these businesses isÂ because even though I had been to all of them before, every time I go to them, thereâ€™s always new things to discover. And even though I was only supposed to go and learn more about the businesses, I ended up buying something or eating at every single one of them. After all, why would I pass up the opportunity to shop around all of Calgaryâ€™s great neighbourhoods?