A campaign launches today to inspire residents to support local businesses and to “Do It in Douglas”.
► Visit the website link below to share stories of Douglas businesses adapting and innovating their products and services, and collaborating to reach new markets and add value to their offerings.
❝ We have witnessed some brilliant pivots into takeaway options, delivery and food producers expanding their supply chain, however the reality is many tourism products are limited in options to adapt. Shop local, think beyond takeaway meals, and consider experience gifting for your friends and relatives who are sure to be heading our way as soon as restrictions lift. Every dollar we can keep in Douglas goes towards keeping our community in jobs and businesses open.❞— TARA BENNETT, TPDD CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
❝Local businesses are finding it extremely tough in the current climate. We are all in this together. Supporting local business helps to grow and retain jobs within the community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in the community, who understand their community and the needs of the residents. Every day brings new challenges and once businesses start to reopen, those who are supported by locals will be able to manage easier in the knowledge that there is a community that cares. Douglas Chamber is pleased to offer business owners an opportunity to stay connected and to be supported with free 2020 membership. ❞— LIZ ROSS, PRESIDENT DOUGLAS CHAMBER