Blog Category: Discover Our Region

CHOOSE LOCAL! – Rural Retailers

Rural Retailers

As the Christmas holiday rapidly approaches make sure to keep your rural retailers in mind when doing last minute shopping! Do you need to grab just one more present? Forgot to pick up those stocking stuffers? Maybe you just need to run out for last minute supplies before stores close their doors for the holidays. We want to help! Shop locally and safely with this great list of Rural Retailers – many of which have online shopping or curbside pickup available!

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CHOOSE LOCAL! – Staycations

Staycation Ideas

2020 has squashed a lot of travel plans this year… but new plans can be made! One doesn’t have to travel far to find a peaceful oasis. This year consider exploring your own backyard! The Kawarthas are known as a tourist destination, and for good reason. We boast beautiful lakes and parks, unique shops and delicious eateries. Choose Local! this year and discover what the Kawarthas have to offer. We have pulled together some great staycation ideas from accommodation providers in our area.

**Please see note at the bottom regarding Province wide lockdown**

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Style Your Nest – Guest Blog

Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Jamie Stephenson, Owner of Style Your Nest

The holidays are when we spend time with family and loved ones, but this year most will be staying home. It is no surprise that 2020 has been a challenging year for many. Christmas is often the most special time of the year for those that celebrate. The difficulties this year has brought may make you want to go all out with your Christmas decorating, or you may prefer to keep things simpler. Here are some tips to keep in mind when decorating this season!

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CHOOSE LOCAL! – Unique Gift Ideas

14 Unique Gifts!

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is encouraging everyone to Choose Local! this holiday season! Our region has so many amazing businesses that could use your support this year. We encourage everyone to try their best to shop local for gifts, check out our Shopping & Specialty Retailer Directory for some great gift ideas! We know there are always those on your list that are difficult to buy for! From those who already have everything, to picky people and hard to please kids – we’ve compiled 14 unique gift ideas to help when shopping this holiday!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday – Choose Local

Choose Local

The Kawartha Chamber is encouraging everyone to Choose Local! this holiday season and beyond. Small businesses are owned by our friends and neighbours, and they need our patronage now more than ever. When you choose to buy local the benefits extend to their suppliers, employees and community initiatives that they in turn support.

This Black Friday, we have complied local deals to make it easier than ever to support local!  We will be updating information as it becomes available.

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