As new businesses come into a community, the market becomes more competitive. The big-box stores can be found in every growing community, which leave local businesses relying on the loyalty of their customers to remain viable and be competitive.
The Georgina Chamber of Commerce is a business association that acts as the voice of the business community in the Town of Georgina. The chamber works with local businesses to encourage residents to shop locally and keep the money in town rather than spending it in surrounding areas. Through various programs, the Chamber helps small local businesses compete with the big box stores.
Customer loyalty is imperative to ensuring a business thrives. Small businesses will see a bit of a shuffle when the big-box stores roll into town, but if they have good customer service and loyal customers, that shuffle will only be temporary.
The Chamber office in Keswick is a resource center for businesses. The focus of the Chamber is to work with the businesses in the area to help them grow and make the connections necessary to be competitive in a changing business environment. For more information about the Georgina Chamber of Commerce go to www.georginachamber.com.