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City launches “Support Local” campaign to shine a light on Brampton businesses


​BRAMPTON, ON (May 20, 2020) – Today, the City of Brampton launched its “Support Local” campaign to encourage residents to Shop, Eat, Gift and Support Local. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on local businesses and they require support from the Brampton community now more than ever. 

As businesses offer online shopping and curbside pickup, and eventually reopen, the “Support Local” campaign encourages residents to explore, select and buy local during COVID-19 and beyond. From ordering takeout food to purchasing gift cards, to watching The Rose’s online programming, residents can safely experience Brampton’s many local offerings.

People can also show their support for Brampton businesses on social media by promoting their favourite businesses with the “Support Local” image and hashtag #SupportLocalBrampton, and engaging with local businesses through their social media accounts.

Local businesses play a key role in Brampton’s economy. At the onset of COVID-19, the City of Brampton formed an Economic Support Task Force to support businesses as they navigated through the impacts of COVID-19. To date, the Task Force has had more than 5,000 interactions with businesses and has engaged nearly 900 small businesses through telephone town halls, discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and potential solutions. Last week,Brampton City Council approved the Task Force’s Economic Recovery Strategy, which includes the development of a “Support Local” campaign as one of many initiatives that will help support businesses and restart the City’s economy.

To learn more, visit www.brampton.ca/supportlocal.

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“I encourage residents to Support Local and join us in rebuilding our city’s economy, supporting our valued business community, and investing in entrepreneurship. Together, we can make a difference in helping our great city recover from this crisis.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“In launching this campaign, we join our partners at the Brampton Board of Trade and the Downtown Brampton BIA in encouraging residents to join the movement to Support Local and help our businesses and our city emerge strong out of this pandemic. Let’s come together to create jobs in our community and strengthen our economy. We are truly stronger together.”
- Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor, Wards 2 & 6; Co-Chair, Economic Support Task Force

“Now more than ever, it’s important to Support Local – let's keep our hard-earned money in the community and help businesses recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. We are always proud of Brampton’s community spirit – now is the time to show our businesses how much we appreciate them.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Co-Chair, Economic Support Task Force

“We have seen many acts of kindness, support and community spirit from our residents and businesses as we have worked together to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Let’s continue building on this incredible momentum as we move towards our eventual reopening.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca