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
 

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🛒When you Choose Thunder Bay First your dollars recirculate in our community, creating a multiplier effect #TBay 🛒🛍️ :choosetbayfirst.ca 💕 Spread The Love. Shop Local. #choosetbayfirst🛍️ A message from Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce ... See MoreSee Less

🛒When you Choose Thunder Bay First your dollars recirculate in our community, creating a multiplier effect #tbay 🛒🛍️ :choosetbayfirst.ca  💕 Spread The Love. Shop Local. #ChooseTBayFirst🛍️   A message from Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Try something new in 2023 #TBay 🧶 🧵 Thunder Bay is home to so many amazing makers, unique products and places to purchase them. #crafts #handmade #diy #smallbusiness #giftideas #thunderbay #supportlocal 🛍️ Thanks for continuing to #choosetbayfirst💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Try something new in 2023 #tbay 🧶 🧵 Thunder Bay is home to so many amazing makers, unique products and places to purchase them. #crafts #handmade #diy #smallbusiness #giftideas #thunderbay #supportlocal 🛍️ Thanks for continuing to #ChooseTBayFirst💕

📍 Here are 5 Ways To Choose Thunder Bay First in 2023 #TBay
#shoplocal #ordertakeout #trysomethingnew #SupportSmallBusiness #giftcards #ShopSmall #smallbusiness 🛍️
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📍 Here are 5 Ways To Choose Thunder Bay First  in 2023 #tbay 
#shoplocal #ordertakeout #trysomethingnew #supportsmallbusiness #giftcards #shopsmall #smallbusiness 🛍️

"When you spend your money at a local business, that money is directly injected back into your own city...your own neighbourhood" - Aaron Gillingham from The Sal - Salsbury Grill East Coast Lobster Thunder Bay on Choose Thunder Bay First a civic pride message from Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce ... See MoreSee Less

When you spend your money at a local business, that money is directly injected back into your own city...your own neighbourhood - Aaron Gillingham  from The Sal - Salsbury Grill East Coast Lobster Thunder Bay on Choose Thunder Bay First a civic pride message from Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
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How You Can Participate

We plan to publish a new video every Monday morning. These will be upbeat, uplifting stories that make people feel proud to live, work and shop in TBay.

  • 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 content has been produced by a team of Chamber Members working in cooperation:

Creative Direction & Campaign Management
Beanstalk Consulting

Videography & Editing
Sociable Thunder Bay

Photography & Videography
Epica Pictures

Social Media
Konnect