Why should we #ChooseTBayFirst?

When we spend our money with #TBay businesses, we contribute to a network that returns our money to our community in ways that benefit all of us, making Thunder Bay a better place to live. 

When we spend our money out of the community, it’s gone for good.  

What is #ChooseTBayFirst?

#ChooseTBayFirst is a community awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers about the ways money spent locally returns to us through a stronger, healthier community.

Our stories focus on businesses and people who:

  • support local jobs
  • contribute to our municipal tax base
  • help our charities, sports and cultural organizations
  • choose #TBay businesses themselves 

A CIVIC PRIDE
PROJECT OF THE
 

How You Can Participate

  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Share our weekly videos
  • Like and comment on #ChooseTBayFirst posts on Facebook and Instagram
  • Tag us at @ChooseTBayFirst and share your own shop-local stories with the #ChooseTBayFirst tag
  • Contact us if you need a #ChooseTBayFirst campaign decal for your door or window!  chamber@tbchamber.ca

Special thanks to #ChooseTBayFirst supporters:

#ChooseTBayFirst is supported by a team of Chamber Members working in cooperation:

Acadia Broadcasting
99.9 The Bay
Country 105.3

The Walleye Magazine
The Walleye Magazine 

🌈Happy #RiseUpPride2024 #tbay 
 #ChooseTBayFirst & #RiseUpThunderBay at community events that begin today.
@rainbowcollectivetbay @thunderpridetbay

🌈Happy #RiseUpPride2024 #tbay
#ChooseTBayFirst & #RiseUpThunderBay at community events that begin today.
@rainbowcollectivetbay @thunderpridetbay
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☀️ 🌳 Every time you #ChooseTBayFirst you make a difference in our #community #tbay #supportlocal 🛍️ @choosetbayfirst via 🔗 Link In Our Bio
💬 A civic pride message from @tbchamber and our friends from @georgesmarket_celebrations, @thechroniclejournal, @carolscakes.tbay, @visitthunderbay , @mgmelectric_ca , @lewkclothing , @primaryfoto.ca , @creativecompanyshop and more!

☀️ 🌳 Every time you #ChooseTBayFirst you make a difference in our #community #tbay #supportlocal 🛍️ @choosetbayfirst via 🔗 Link In Our Bio
💬 A civic pride message from @tbchamber and our friends from @georgesmarket_celebrations, @thechroniclejournal, @carolscakes.tbay, @visitthunderbay , @mgmelectric_ca , @lewkclothing , @primaryfoto.ca , @creativecompanyshop and more!
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🛒🫶Here’s 6 ways you can @choosetbayfirst to support businesses in the heart of neighbourhoods like:
 🛍️ @westfortvillage 
 🛍️ @tbaywaterfront 
 🛍️ @bayalgoma 
 🛍️ @fortwilliambia 
#choosetbayfirst #tbay #shoplocalthunderbay @tbchamber @tbcedc

🛒🫶Here’s 6 ways you can @choosetbayfirst to support businesses in the heart of neighbourhoods like:
🛍️ @westfortvillage
🛍️ @tbaywaterfront
🛍️ @bayalgoma
🛍️ @fortwilliambia
#choosetbayfirst #tbay #shoplocalthunderbay @tbchamber @tbcedc
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This #earthday🌎and every day #ChooseTBayFirst #shoplocal #supportlocal #sustainability #ecofriendly #recycle #gogreen #zerowaste ♻️ A message from @tbchamber & @ungalliclothingco

This #earthday🌎and every day #ChooseTBayFirst #shoplocal #supportlocal #sustainability #ecofriendly #recycle #gogreen #zerowaste ♻️ A message from @tbchamber & @ungalliclothingco ...

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When YOU #ChooseTBayFirst, YOU choose #tbay people 🛒 #shoplocal in-store or #supportlocal online via the link in our bio 🛍️ 
A message from @tbchamber & @tbcedc supported by 
@tbnewswatch, @943rock , @915ckpr , @visitthunderbay, @pierceflorcraft, @thunderbayxerox @primaryfoto.ca , @thunderbayartgallery , @pizzahut and more

When YOU #ChooseTBayFirst, YOU choose #tbay people 🛒 #shoplocal in-store or #supportlocal online via the link in our bio 🛍️
A message from @tbchamber & @tbcedc supported by
@tbnewswatch, @943rock , @915ckpr , @visitthunderbay, @pierceflorcraft, @thunderbayxerox @primaryfoto.ca , @thunderbayartgallery , @pizzahut and more
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