Espanola, Ontario
October 14, 2014

The billboards at the North and South entrances of Espanola will be refaced with the launching of a new “Support Local” campaign.

“Small communities are facing a critical time.  Local businesses are now competing with both the big box draw of larger centres and the added escalating competition of online shopping,” says Cheryl Kennelly, Community Economic Development Officer.  “In tandem, our volunteer organizations which rely on the generosity of local businesses, are also facing challenges due to aging demographics and a changing social culture.” 

The new “Support Local” campaign reinforces the need to support local business, local charity, and local food growers.  A large red arrow on the new billboards points to the messaging EAT*SHOP*LIVE LOCAL and INVEST*SUPPORT*GROW LOCAL.

“We need to join together to fortify our community on every level; social, political and economic” says Mayor Mike Lehoux.  “The new “Support Local” campaign reminds us that we each have the power to fortify our community by the daily choices we make; how and where we shop, where we live, what we eat and how we give, all makes a difference.”

For more information contact:

Cheryl Kennelly, Community Economic Development Officer
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P 705-869-1961 ext. 2212