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Buy local for the holidays – l’hebdo journal

As the holidays approach, the Regroupement des Chambres de commerce de la Mauricie (RCCM) reiterates the importance of buying locally and encourages residents and businesses to shop in Mauricie for this important time of the year.

“The pandemic is having a major impact on the economy, as we know, particularly businesses and restaurants. For our holiday gifts, a single purchase can make the difference and we invite companies to follow suit, ”emphasizes Pierre Mercier, president of the RCCM.

Several initiatives to promote local purchasing have also emerged in recent months.

Mekinac : Mékinac j’achète is intended to be a platform for the promotion of offers and businesses in the region. In addition to this project, the Mékinac Chamber of Commerce (CCM) offers the possibility of buying gift cards redeemable in MRC businesses, in addition to creating various promotional campaigns in the local media.

Shawinigan: In addition to the My Local Shawi initiative which promotes the city’s businesses, company portraits are offered by the Shawinigan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) which also invites its members to identify their businesses. of hearts that stood out during the pandemic.

Muskellunge : In addition to the creation of local baskets for the Holidays, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the MRC de Maskinongé (CCIMM) will soon be selling gift certificates valid in more than 35 businesses in the MRC. It also recently launched the Locali-T app to allow merchants to post discounts, offers and consumer loyalty programs.

Three Rivers : The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Trois-Rivières (CCI3R) created this summer the page The strength of the whole which puts forward all the actions of the city’s businesses and continues to support the businesses and restaurateurs affected by leading consultation tables and encouraging them in their own activities. Also, gift baskets of local products were put up for auction during their launch activity and this initiative will be repeated during the year.

The Tuque : Several initiatives have been set up by the Haut-St-Maurice Chamber of Commerce and Industry which has made local purchasing at the heart of its priorities: the Locali-T application to easily find local businesses, a local buying campaign which made it possible to sell gift certificates for $ 70,000, a local delivery service offered free of charge throughout the territory, the sale of gift certificates redeemable in La Tuque businesses and finally, a website transaction currently under construction which will allow stores in the region to sell five different products per month.

Mauricie : At the Jeune Chambre de la Mauricie, which covers the entire territory, surprise baskets of local products ranging between $ 35 and $ 75 have been developed as an alternative to parties Christmas business that had to be canceled due to current health regulations.