You can make a difference!
Think Local First is the only registered non-profit society of locally owned, independent business that seek to promote the social and economic benefits of shopping local in the Greater Victoria Area.
We are directed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are all local business owners in Victoria.
Now more than ever, businesses need to market the fact that they are locally-owned to give them an edge over the competition.
We aim to have every locally-owned business in Victoria be a member. The more members we have, the stronger our message is, and the greater the impact on public awareness — the ultimate mandate of Think Local First is to educate and increase public awareness of local businesses.
Interested in getting involved? Own a local business? Click here for info on becoming a member.
Our 2nd Annual General Meeting is being organized and we would love it if you could join us! Here are the details we know at this point:
When: Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 6 PM for registration + cocktails
Where: The Atrium (corner of Blanshard and Yates)
What: Our guest speaker will be Katrino Scotto di Carlo who… Read More
For over 21 years the Festival of Trees has transformed the storied halls of The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees with a goal of raising much-needed funds for BC
It has been proven over and over that spending our money at local businesses has a ‘multipier effect’ on the money that ends up staying in the community – from other purchases to taxes to charitable donations.
We wanted to share two great pieces of information with you if you don’t know about BC’s 10% Shift campaign. Here’s a visual that gets the point across… Read More