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
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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 

Want to #ChooseTBayFirst on a budget? Ok, we got you! Here’s 6 ways to support your locally owned businesses without spending a dime:

❤️Like Their Post 
☁️ Comment Something Nice
✍️ Leave a positive review
↗️ Share Their Post 
👋 Tag a friend
📸 Post a picture

Engaging online helps boost a business in the ever complicated algorithms and helps other people find them!

#tbay #tbaylovin @tbchamber

Want to #ChooseTBayFirst on a budget? Ok, we got you! Here’s 6 ways to support your locally owned businesses without spending a dime:

❤️Like Their Post
☁️ Comment Something Nice
✍️ Leave a positive review
↗️ Share Their Post
👋 Tag a friend
📸 Post a picture

Engaging online helps boost a business in the ever complicated algorithms and helps other people find them!

#tbay #tbaylovin @tbchamber
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@choosetbayfirst is civic pride message from @tbchamber & @tbcedc 
👉 For ways you can #choosetbayfirst visit the link in our bio

🌳Happy Family Day #tbay #familybusiness #smallbusiness #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness
@choosetbayfirst is civic pride message from @tbchamber & @tbcedc
👉 For ways you can #choosetbayfirst visit the link in our bio
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This #LongWeekend , #ChooseTBayFirst 🛒 Shop Local 💗 Support Local 🥗 Eat Local 🛍️ Donate Local 🥰 Enjoy Local ✅ A message from @tbchamber #SmallBusiness #SupportLocal

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#ChooseTBayFirst 🛒 Shop Local 💗 Support Local 🥗 Eat Local 🛍️ Donate Local 🥰 Enjoy Local ✅ A message from @tbchamber #SmallBusiness #SupportLocal

#ChooseTBayFirst 🛒 Shop Local 💗 Support Local 🥗 Eat Local 🛍️ Donate Local 🥰 Enjoy Local ✅ A message from @tbchamber #SmallBusiness #SupportLocal ...

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❤️🕑 #LoveLocal & #ShopLocal via the link in our bio #tbay 
#ChooseTBayFirst is a civic pride initiative by @tbchamber & Thunder Bay CEDC

❤️🕑 #LoveLocal & #ShopLocal via the link in our bio #tbay
#ChooseTBayFirst is a civic pride initiative by @tbchamber & Thunder Bay CEDC
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