Saul Good Gift Co: Generating Local Social Impact through Collaboration

When Saul Brown, a founding member of LOCO BC, started Saul Good Gift Co—a certified B Corp—in 2006, it was with the intention of creating and growing an environmentally sustainable gift basket business. In addition to his commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices, Saul’s business practices are also driven by a commitment to local purchasing (73% of his suppliers are locally owned companies) and developing mutually beneficial relationships with other local businesses and social enterprises—a commitment that has …

Glenburn Soda: Serving B.C.’s Abundance by Sourcing Local

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary is a retro-style fountain shop on Hastings Street in Burnaby Heights owned by husband and wife team Ron and Roberta LaQuaglia. The soda fountain brings a taste of a time gone-by to the Heights of Burnaby. It’s a neighbourhood place where friends can meet and where families are welcome. They offer nostalgic treats – ice cream, soda fountain specialties like floats and malts as well as an assortment of vintage candy and bottled pop.
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Skipper Otto CSF Holiday Gift Certificates

For the first time, Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is offering shares in its 2015 fishing catch in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Memberships for the six-year old operation’s 2015 season are available in amounts that start at $138 and make unique gifts for loved ones in cities across western Canada.
In an industry dominated by big business and fish farms, Skipper Otto’s CSF supports independent, small-scale, low-impact fishermen by paying a fair price for their catch. Consumers …

Give the gift of carsharing with Modo

Modo gift certificates are truly the gift that keeps giving.
Give your favourite person a membership to Modo or top up their existing account with some driving credits, and maybe they’ll be the ones to drive the gang over the Island this time!
You don’t have to be a member to purchase our gift certificates, and they aren’t just for existing members.
They can be purchased in any amount and used toward carsharing payments, sign-up fees or share purchases.
Purchase a Modo gift …

Sea to Sky Corridor Celebrates Buy Local Week

Sea to Sky residents are encouraged to support local businesses from Dec. 1 – 7 , 2014.
Before you head to Vancouver for holiday shopping this season consider the impact spending your gift-buying dollars in the Sea to Sky corridor could have on the community.
Shopping local not only feeds money back into the local economy — which creates more jobs — but it also helps the environment by cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions from travel. Those are the ideas behind Buy …

Enter to Win! Send Holiday Greetings to Your Favourite Local Biz

Local, independent businesses and social enterprises are the engines that drive a strong, vibrant economy. Write a holiday greeting card (or five) to your favourite local business for your chance to win one of eleven prizes worth over $3,000. Brought to you by The Tyee and Vancity. Enter to win today!

BC Buy Local Week Dec 1-7 2014

Celebrate the 3rd Annual BC Buy Local Week from Dec 1 -7, 2014.
Buy Local Week is an annual celebration of local business to promote the contributions that BC businesses make to our economy and our communities. The goal of the BC Buy Local Campaign is to illuminate the local market, making BC-based businesses, products, food and wines more visible to consumers.
Read more about the history of Buy Local Week.

Made in Strathcona

Strathcona is one of the most stable commercial districts in Canada. The area currently boasts over 850 members across different sectors including manufacturing, retail, dining, creative and much more. Check out some stories of businesses made in Strathcona. #BClocalmade

Make It! Vancouver December 4-7, 2014

Cap off BC Buy Local Week with a trip to Make It Vancouver on December 4-7 2014. Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over  250 of Canada’s hottest urban artisans, designers & crafters. Make It is the ultimate upbeat shopping experience! There will be something for everyone from fashion, accessories, art, jewelry, baby items , home decor and stuff for the guys. Get $2 off admission #BCbuylocal #BClocalmade

Toque at Western Front. Dec. 5 – 6, 2014

TOQUE is a craft fair & fundraising event showcasing a curated selection of talented artists, artisans, and designers. Shop for everything from art publications, ceramics and jewelry, to artisanal caramels, children’s books and eco-fashion. There will be food and drink, and raffle prizes. Proceeds directly support Western Front’s year-round art and new music programs. Read more about TOQUE. #BCbuylocal #BClocalmade