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ENTER OUR Show and Tell Sweepstakes – 1ST PRIZE $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

Canada United

Show our local businesses some love! Join the movement.

Trent Hills Ambassador

Passionate about Trent Hills? This is the program for you!

EXPLORE OUR SHOPS, SERVICES, RESTAURANTS AND MORE!

You’ll find it all here in Trent Hills

Trent Hills Buy Smart Buy Local

Show and Tell Sweepstakes

Win a Gift Certificate for the Trent Hills business of your choice, VALUED AT:

$500

Gift certificate

$250

Gift Certificate

$50

Gift Certificates

*Prizes may not be transferred, used for prior purchases, or redeemed for cash.  Official Contest Rules.

Where you shop matters. Did you know that at least one-third of revenue generated from our small, locally-owned businesses is recirculated directly back into Trent Hills? Now, more than ever, local businesses need your support as they work to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Shop and Share

Wondering how you can help?

Learn more about our vibrant business community, by browsing our ‘Open for Business’ Directory and following our Buy Smart, Buy Local Facebook and Instagram pages.

Make an intentional choice each week to make a purchase at a shop, restaurant or service in Trent Hills.

Take a photo of your purchase or experience, tag or reference the local business, and share your experience on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #buylocaltrenthills

Entered the Show and Tell Sweepstakes. Draw to be held on September 1st, 2020. Winners will receive a Gift Certificate from a local business of their choice, valued at:

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • 25 - $50 Prizes

But wait, there’s more!

Canada United

Add #CanadaUnited to your post and the RBC will contribute 5¢ for every share, like and view to help support local businesses.

We invite you to shop local now and join the national Canada United Weekend on August 28, 29 and 30th where the whole country is invited to shop local to help kickstart the economy. Visit www.gocanadaunited.ca for full details.

Canada United is offering small business relief grants of up to $5,000 to help small Canadian businesses with recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. To determine if you’re eligible to apply for a relief grant or learn more about this program, visit occ.ca/canadaunited-on

Trent Hills Ambassador Program

Trent Hills Ambassador

Are you passionate about Trent Hills? Love to share stories, local experiences, and make recommendations in all three communities? You may be an ideal candidate for our Trent Hills Ambassador Program.

This year we are inviting locals to ‘rediscover’ Trent Hills and we need your help!

Many residents are staying close to home this year and want to find new ways to appreciate, as well as support our communities. There are also responsible and respectful visitors who are interested in learning about all that our area has to offer. Trent Hills Ambassadors play an active role in promoting local businesses, as well as sharing our community pride with residents and visitors.

As a business owner, you are the face of Trent Hills, connecting with many people on a daily basis — both online and in-person. These interactions go a long way in creating a positive and memorable experience for all. Ambassadors provide helpful information on local shops, restaurants and services, directions and locations, as well as the benefits of buying local — all with a warm and friendly tone.

As a resident, you live, work and play here in Trent Hills, with a unique connection to the area. You are an important voice in promoting and contributing to the story of Trent Hills. By sharing your experiences, unique finds and recommendations, you inspire other residents and visitors to do the same.

There are so many ways to help. Perhaps share a local story, experience or safe activity? Recommend take-out from a favourite restaurant? Or a local shop with unique items? A service provider who regularly exceeds expectations? Write a positive review on social media or Google? These ‘little’ things go a long way in helping our local business community recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, as well as continue to thrive in the future.

A new Trent Hills Ambassador Program will soon be available online and is open to local residents and business owners in all sectors: tourism, hospitality, retail or service-based businesses. It is important that participants have knowledge of all three communities and what each has to offer. Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, as well as a digital ‘Trent Hills Ambassador’ badge that can be displayed on your website or social media accounts. The online workshop will include the following topics:

• Role of a Trent Hills Ambassador
• COVID-19 safety protocols
• Creating a positive and lasting impression
• Providing a memorable experience
• Local and visitor profiles

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