Princeton Chamber to open Christmas store

The store will be open beginning November 15 for two weeks (Thursday - Saturday) and five days a week in December.

A downtown, high traffic location will be available to individuals or groups who operate a home based business and or who do crafts for sale.

The Princeton & District Chamber of Commerce has developed this initiative to help  promote local business and give residents a wider shopping experience for the Christmas season.

On November 15, 2012 the Christmas Store will open at 219 Vermilion Ave., (the old Similkameen Sunshine building) giving home based business owners and crafters the opportunity to have a storefront location to display and sell their wares.

The store will be open beginning November 15 for two weeks (Thursday – Saturday) and five days a week in December.

To register and reserve your space in the Christmas Store see Ed at the Image Emporium, 221 Bridge Street.

The rate for November is $40 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. A day rate of $20 is also available. The five day rate for December will be $50 for Chamber members and $75 for non members.

Princeton is host to many and various types of businesses. Is is the objective of the Chamber to promote and encourage local business as well to encourage residents to do their shopping locally.

More money is kept in the community when you shop local rather than shopping in a big -box store. Businesses who sell locally, often purchase local as well.

Businesses that are unique help to create the character and prosperity that is enjoyed by all in the community.

Local businesses provide employment for residents who then in turn spend within their community which helps to create economic stability.

Local businesses are invested in their communities, they are generally run by people who live locally, are less likely to leave and care about the community’s welfare and future.

Local business owners also donate and support local charities far more than non-local owners.

Take a stroll through your community. Have a look at what your local businesses have to offer, and remember when you support your local business you are supporting the community in which you live.