Reason No. 17:Make Sure it Fits Right
We’ve been spending a lot of time lately talking about the way your money comes back to you when you #ChooseTBayFirst. Unfortunately, there’s a negative side to this discussion: the bad things that can happen when you *don’t* buy from a TBay business.This may not be a money-back guarantee, but it’s definitely related to value.
A bargain you buy online often stops being a bargain when you have to return it because it fits poorly – online companies don’t typically refund the shipping.
On the other hand, when you shop at a hometown business, you avoid any of that. And there’s often a salesperson handy to grab you the size you need, suggest accessories or – perish the thought – tell you honestly if those pants really do make your backside look big.
Whether you’re shopping at stand-alone stores like J.B. Evans Fashions & Footwear, Street Legal Clothing Company and Swartz Fine Fashions or at the retailers of Intercity Shopping Centre, buying from a TBay business will support local jobs, local taxes, local charities and local arts and culture. Sounds like a good fit for everyone.
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As required under the provisions of the Boards of Trade Act, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold our 56th virtual Annual General Meeting, on Wednesday, February 03, 2021.
On Thursday, January 14th Charla asked City leadership to make the tough but necessary choices that will reduce operating costs for 2021 and the years ahead, acknowledge the hard reality confronting many of our citizens, demonstrate empathy with their struggles, and leave a little more money in their pockets for daily purchases.
The Ontario Small Business Support Grant is intended to help small businesses (including sole proprietorships) in Ontario that are required to close or significantly restrict services under Ontario’s province-wide shutdown effective December 26, 2020.
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, has declared a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). As of January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., a stay at home order is in effect for all of Ontario.