Hello again;

Changes in legislation and economic concerns have everyone worrying about how small businesses are going to survive let alone thrive ( as we feel they should). However you can make a difference with your everyday decisions about where to spend your money. From the local coffee shop in the morning, to the landscaper for your garden or the restaurants and the retail stores you go to, you can choose to support a PEI local business.

To make your community a vibrant one, consider spending your dollars locally. Here are three reasons why it pays to support small businesses where you live.

1. Uniqueness. When you’re asked to name your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in your neighborhood, it’s often a unique local business. A one-of-a-kind store is able to capture the flavor of your community and cater to its distinctive tastes and needs — something impossible for chain store to do.

2. Better service. When you connect with a business owner directly, you know the difference. They are more invested in your happiness with their product or service and work to personalize your experience. It doesn’t take long to think of an example of a business that knows you by name and remembers what you like. I know when the PEILOCAL CAR pulls into some local coffee shops my order is ready before I order it 🙂

Plus, most small businesses will special order items for you to keep you coming back.

3. Stimulate the local economy. When you support local businesses, you keep dollars within your community and an abundance of job opportunities are created. It can also attract a range of other local businesses and residents to the area.

Need something warm for the cool months ahead?


Besides their wool sweaters and accessories they make and sell, they have over 120 artisans who sell their crafts within their store to compliment their products.They have been awarded the Top Craft Retailer for PEI since 2010, also  the Retailer of the Year for Downtown Charlottetown, PEI 2012 More Info

Now Open- Scottish/Irish Tartan Shop.  is located next door to the shop at 146B Richmond Street. More Info

In business since 1976, Corrigan’s Stove Centre has been the largest showroom in PEI. It’s been this way due to our knowledgable and friendly staff which can provide expert service and installation by qualified certified WETT technicians.
They provide ONE STOP SHOPPING for all of your quality hearth requirements.
Quality Fireplaces (electric, wood, & gas), Wood Stoves, Pellet Stoves, Gas BBQ’s, & Stoves . More Info
Prestige Kitchens & Home Decor Ltd. was founded in 1973, and manufactures some of the finest cabinetry in Atlantic Canada.  For over 40 years, they have provided unprecedented quality and craftsmanship throughout the manufacturing process.  They believe in that same policy of unsurpassed value today. More Info

Thank you for your support of locally owned business on PEI!

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