This summer support local & win prizes!

This summer Atlas Café, Bosley’s (Courtenay), Gladstone Brewing, The Waverley Hotel, Toscano’s Mediterranean Grill, Sure Copy Courtenay, My Tech Guys, and [add your business here] are giving away prizes as part of a unique “support local” contest we’re hosting.

Using our social media clout to support local business on Vancouver Island

LIFT was voted “best social media organisation” in the Comox Valley region last year. We think that’s because we’re doing a great job of supporting local entrepreneurs. This summer we’ve put $1000s in promotional support together with our social media clout to help people like you promote local businesses – and win great prizes this summer.

Why? Because every dollar spent locally helps grow our economy. That means local businesses thrive. That means local businesses create jobs. For example, we have about 25,000 households in the Comox Valley, and over 15K households in Campbell River. If every household spends $100 locally on goods and services they’d have bought out of town this summer, that will put about $4M back into our regional economy on this part of Vancouver Island.

That will help local businesses thrive. That will help local businesses create jobs.

Here’s how you can help us make that shift happen this summer:

  1. To boost local businesses, post selfies with your favourite owners or staff to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your social media of choice. Your posts help elevate every business you’ve posted about.
  2. To boost local – and win prizes:
    1. Find local LIFT VIPs (there over 100 of them between Nanaimo and Campbell River). Ask your business friends if they’re members – or check the list at liftlocal.ca.
    2. Post selfies with LIFT VIPs to Instagram with the #LIFTVIP tag so we can find and “engage” your posts!
    3. That’s it! You’re in to win prizes from Atlas Café, Bosley’s (Courtenay), Gladstone Brewing, The Waverley Hotel, Toscano’s Mediterranean Grill, Sure Copy Courtenay, and My Tech Guys.

Enter often!

Every post is your way to support local business in our communities.

Every #LIFTVIP post to Instagram is your way to support local and win prizes from great local businesses.

We’re drawing winners weekly in July, August, and September.

NOTE: If you’re ready to see your business featured in the #LIFTVIP promotion, please contact HPM now.