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Support local – WIN a $50 Gift Card! See below for details

Great news! We are rolling out an incentive to help your businesses. For any customer that shops any of the listed businesses, we will enter their name into a draw for a $50 Gift Card to Brothers Butcher Shoppe or The Chef Upstairs.

Customers can be entered into the draw multiple times – any time they are able to present proof that they supported a listed business (i.e. a photo of the receipt containing the business name and transaction date for the period between May 14th, 2020 and June 11th, 2020).

Proof to be emailed to the contact info on the site. The winner will be announced June 12th!

We are now also working together with Shop Small Toronto in order to bring high value and visibility to your businesses! While Small Business Forum is focused on all of Ontario, Shop Small Toronto is focused specifically on TO. Businesses can list FREE on both and we have included SST on our own website as a Partner! Like and share to spread the word for a lucky customer to have a chance to win a gift card by supporting local! #ontario #toronto #ontariobusinesses #thepoweroflocal

Motive Media and Community Businesses Recognize the Front Line

Another small business doing their part to recognize and thank the front line. Thank you Brothers Butcher Shoppe for also supporting another local business initiative Motive Media

Dan Rosen: Crohnie Comedian

Comedian Dan Rosen has partnered with Shoszpass to put on a new stand-up #comedy group experience called Dan Rosen: Crohnie Comedian. Five 30-min performances for groups of 15 for $150 (that’s only ten bucks each!). This will be Dan doing stand-up and sharing comedic anecdotes about living with chronic illness. Although each performance will have a planned set, audience interaction is allowed to tailor the comedy to entertain each specific group and make each show unique. It’s going to be a lot of #FUN!

Showtimes: Wed, May 13, 8-8:30pm EST Fri, May 15, 8-8:30pm EST Sat, May 16, 8-8:30pm EST Sun, May 17, 8-8:30pm EST Mon, May 18, 8-8:30pm EST

A Windsor Italian restaurant has delivered more than 800 free meals to health-care workers

“Meals will be delivered over a three-week period to the six locations throughout the region” Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge feeds frontline hospital workers. Yet another story of the impact of small business on the community. Support businesses like Mezzo and more on our site! Click the link on our home page. #meals #ontario #supportlocalbusinesses Read more about how Mezzo is feeding the front lines here:

April 2020

A stellar example of the positive and profound effect a small business can have within the community. This business is helping the restaurant chains eliminate food waste from closed establishments and providing an opportunity for consumers to buy and stock up, with delivery to your door. Tired of waiting 2 weeks for your groceries? Wait no longer #shophere to learn more about Food Service Box and many other fantastic offers by your local community businesses of #ontario!

April 11, 2020

This is a prime example of the impact that a local, homegrown business has on our community. Walkers Chocolates (opened in 1983 in Burlington, ON) secured 15000 medical masks, dropped the first shipment of 4000 off at Joseph Brant Hospital, along with thousands of chocolates (#HAPPYEASTER), as shared by The Honorable Marianne Meed Ward, of City of Burlington. Let’s continue to support local and homegrown businesses like WALKERS CHOCOLATES LIMITED. #Shophere #supportlocal