interVivos and our community rely on the local businesses at the heart of them. 2021 has been a tumultuous year for Edmonton businesses with the impacts of COVID-19. These small businesses need our support more than ever as they have had to pivot.
Local businesses provide character and individuality to a community. They benefit their local communities in many concrete, quantifiable ways. Specifically, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays within the local economy.
Here are some easy ways you can support local:
Buy gift cards for friends, family, or your own use in the spring
Write a positive online review
Engage with their social media posts
Post about them on your Instagram story or TikTok
During the Fall 2020 mentorship program launch, participants shared their favourite local business names. Check out the list below. You might discover a new gem in your backyard that you can support during the holiday season and beyond.
We have also included our remarkable Fall 2020 program sponsors in this list. The interVivos board has even added their picks.
E & J Watch and Jewellery Repair West Edmonton Mall (Program Sponsor)
Restaurants and Cafes
Doughnut Party (Program Sponsor)
Other Amazing Businesses
Altitude Investments (Program Sponsor)
Coffee Ring Studio (Program Sponsor)
INCITE (Program Sponsor)
JGR Communications (Program Sponsor)
Leaders International (Program Sponsor)
Park Power (Presenting Sponsor)
Soni Dasmohapatra (Program Sponsor)
VSM PHOTO (Program Sponsor)
Want to explore more? Check out the local loves of our Fall 2021 participants here.
Check out our blog post from Fall 2021 that featured some fantastic local businesses shared by other mentorship participants.
Are you a local business wanting to connect with mentors and protégés? We accept support in ways such as venue space, audiovisual equipment, live streaming capabilities, catering, and event prizes such as gift cards. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us more about how you can help!