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Local farms team up to support local businesses with #ShopLocalSEO

Three local farms have come together to show support for fellow local and small businesses in southeastern Ontario. Mackinnon Bros. Brewing, Topsy Farms, and Enright Cattle Co. have started a campaign to spotlight businesses in southeastern Ontario: #ShopLocalSEO. For those unfamiliar with these local farms, Mackinnon Bros. is a craft

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Services extended: Digital Service Squads to provide local support for small businesses

Update (Tuesday, May 11, 2021): Digital Main Street services will remain available until the end of June in order to continue to support Kingston area business owners who are still adapting their businesses to serve customers at home. According to a release from Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston Ec Dev),

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Queen’s University team launches new platform to support Canadian small businesses

A new marketplace-style platform allows consumers to purchase gift certificates, pre-purchase products, and pre-book services to be redeemed at any future time. Designed in Kingston by a team at Queen’s University, SupportSME is a free platform designed to help support small and medium businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Participating

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Father’s Day gifts to support the local economy

Local businesses are still scrambling, months into the emergency measures put in place by the government. Times are tough, and small businesses are working tirelessly to follow provincial guidelines while still serving their customers. Despite these struggles, time marches forward, and we find ourselves at another special occasion: Father’s Day

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The YGK Artisan Market’s spring market goes virtual

YGK Artisan Market’s mission is bringing community together by supporting shopping local and giving back to local charities. Run by a non-profit volunteer team that includes Jessica Pecore (founder and co-owner of Ella Pearl Boutique), Blaize R. (Co-host and custom care coordinator at The Judy May Real Estate Team), and

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