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Thursday, 27 November 2008

GET Sponsors first annual Buy Local Week, Dec. 1-7, 2008

GET(Green Enterprise Toronto) - along with TABIA(Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) and NaberNET - is sponsoring Toronto's first annual Buy Local Week:

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“Some people think that local just means location, like the big box down the street,” says Chris Lowry, director of a local, sustainable business network called Green Enterprise Toronto (GET). “But local is really all about local ownership that helps to keep regional economies strong.”

“We encourage Toronto residents to support their local BIAs by shopping locally. By supporting our main streets, we maintain strong & viable communities. says John Kiru, Executive Director of TABIA, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas. TABIA consists of 68 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) representing more that 27,000 business and property owners.

“The Local First movement is catching on like wildfire in communities across North America, and now we are introducing it to Toronto consumers and retailers,” explains Lowry. “More and more people understand that supporting independent businesses is essentially voting with your dollars for a healthy local economy.“

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