Here are 7 ways you can support New West businesses in the COVID-19 pandemic

The City of New Westminster has struck a business and local economy working group to help keep the local economy afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic.

That group has started up a Support Local campaign that calls upon local residents to do their best to support local businesses.

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Here are seven ways you can do that, courtesy of the campaign:


1. Buy gift cards:

Businesses get the revenue now, and you can shop later.


2. Shop online or by phone:

Some businesses may offering delivery or safe pickup options – phone your favourite business to find out.


3. Order takeout and delivery:

You can still eat from many of your favourite local eateries – you just can’t sit inside. Call your favourite establishment to find out if they have a way you can support them.

You can check out some downtown options here, courtesy of the Downtown New Westminster BIA:


4. Source your pantry and supplies:

Buy your necessities of life – baking, groceries and produce – from local businesses whenever you can.


5. Share positivity online:

Write reviews and posts celebrating your experiences with local businesses.


6. Amplify businesses:

Help your favourite local merchants by sharing their social media posts – follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and give them a larger audience by sharing their posts with your friends and followers.


7. Rebook appointments:

If you’ve had to postpone an appointment with your favourite hairdresser, massage therapist or other service provider, try rebooking instead of cancelling outright.




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