#InThisTogetherYQL Launching In Lethbridge

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A campaign is being launched to support local businesses during the covid-19 crisis.

The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and the BRZ city centre have created something called #inthistogetheryql.

Trevor Lewington of economic Development Lethbridge says this prompts residents to use this word-click on Social Media platforms to show moral support for businesses in the region. “This Social media campaign is a way for residents to promote their preferred local business and highlight some of the interesting and creative ways that businesses here stay open and serve their community.”

The campaign runs from April 6 to May 18 and those who participate will be registered to win one of the ten $ 100 gift vouchers to support Lethbridge businesses.

“Over the past few days, we’ve all been excited by the news about the covid-19 pandemic and how it affects our health, our families and our businesses,” said Cyndi Vos, Director General of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. “Small business is the backbone of the Canadian economy and our local economy. In the meantime, it is important that we continue to support our local businesses.”

# Inthistogetheryql is a way to provide connection, information and support on social media and share stories (both positive and negative). Tell your story or share a story about a company that is resilient during the crisis or needs the help of the Community to stay in business. Use the hashtag # InThisTogetherYQL and select the company.

Lewington says that the dark facts show that many companies will not survive after 30 days with a major economic blow like this, and he does not want to see this happen here. “We need to find ways to support the local, we need to put money in the hands of our business owners. Many of them come with web command, virtual services. People are changing their business models and we want to make sure that the community is aware of this and accepts it.”

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