Kenora District Chamber of Commerce Launches its Choose Local First! Campaign

PRESS RELEASE September 10, 2021 

For Immediate Release 

Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce Launches its Choose Local First! Campaign 

Kenora, September 10, 2021– The Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce (“KDCC”) is pleased to  announce the launch of its Choose Local First! campaign to strengthen the local economy in the  communities and encourage area residents and visitors to choose local businesses as the COVID  restrictions continue to ease. 

KDCC was recently awarded $98,000 to develop a campaign to reinvigorate business in the area, not  only for Kenora but many of the other centres such as Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances  and the smaller communities in between. Choosing to purchase locally means the revenue will stay  in Kenora and support our businesses and the communities we live in to keep thriving. 

Development of the program will involve local vendors to create website design, digital marketing,  radio, and social media advertising and promotion programs. This will also include video production  to emphasize the need to shop in our area.  

KDCC President, Andy Scribilo states “It’s been a tough 18 months for many of the local business under  the COVID restrictions. Now that COVID restrictions are easing we want to encourage area residents  and visitors to do their shopping here FIRST in the area BEFORE looking to the major centres or online  for products and services. Kenora businesses have a lot to offer and are able and willing to provide the  goods and services you need. Take another look at what we have to offer and Choose Local First!” 

The campaign will run from October 18th, 2021, until January 16th, 2022, and is expected to be a  main theme for the remainder of 2021 and well into 2022. 


Kelly Smith 


Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce  

P.O. Box 471, 101 Park Street  

Kenora, ON P9N 3X5  

Phone: (807) 407-1241