Monday, 1 December 2014

Thank you shoppers!

A Huge THANK-YOU to everyone that braved the weather and came out shopping this Black Friday weekend- We hope you found some great deals!!!
See you next year!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Fernie Black Friday is here!

Today is the day! Get out there & shop till you drop!!! Lots of amazing deals from all different types of local businesses. So strap on your Bogs, grab your umbrella, and get some holiday shopping done right here in Fernie!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Just one more day until Fernie Black Friday!!!
Amazing deals are being offered by your favourite local retailers, so SHOP LOCAL this Black Friday and keep those hard earned dollars in our own community!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Sale Details have been posted!

Fernie Black Friday Sale Details have been posted!!
41 Local Businesses are signed up to offer some AMAZING Black Friday deals.
Start planning your Black Friday shopping day today! Most retailers will be open until 9pm!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Only 1 more week until Fernie Black Friday!!!
40 local businesses have signed up!
Find out what their sales will be on Monday morning right here on this site!!!
No need to cross the border this year, save $ and support your local economy by staying and shopping Fernie this Black Friday

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

10 Reasons to shop local this Black Friday


Why shop at a locally owned business first? The following 10 reasons show how more money spent at local businesses is reinvested in your community creating diversity and helping the community maintain or create its unique appeal.
  1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
  2. Local independent shops invest more in our communities.Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
  3. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices.Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.
  4. Shopping local saves you money.Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.
  5. Shopping local retains our communities.People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.
  6. Shopping local retains our distinctiveness.Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
  7. Shopping local saves the environment.Local shops often stock a high percentage of local sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping reduce our global footprint.
  8. Local shops are for everyone.Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations and those without transportation.
  9. Local shops value you more.Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
  10. Shopping local saves services.Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.