The Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce will receive over $41,000 of federal shop local funding—funding that will expand the chamber’s ongoing efforts to encourage patronage of community businesses.
“Being able to support local businesses through recovery and beyond is something we are pleased to do,” says Sherri Buckle, Executive Director. “We are thankful to the federal government for providing this funding in order to help support shop local initiatives.”
The funding will support the launch of the Chamber Market platform, which will facilitate local online shopping, where businesses can list products for sale.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, community chambers have truly been a lifeline for businesses,” says Ken Kobly, Alberta Chambers of Commerce President and CEO. “As we transition to reopening and recovery, we still have a long road ahead to rebuild our economy. This federal funding will help chambers do what we do best: support local job creators.”
A third round of funding applications is currently being processed.