CEDEC conducts Love Your Local Business contest
The Small Business Support Network, an initiative of the Montreal-based Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation, has begun a contest in Quebec called "Love Your Local Business." Small businesses in the province can enter the contest online at <http://www.loveyourlocalbusiness.ca> for a chance to win a one-month advertising campaign on CBC Television, a trip to Montreal for the organization's Awards Gala on Oct. 17, publicity in an unspecified Quebec newspaper and visibility on the organization's website, newsletter and social media pages. Public online voting will determine five finalists, which will then be evaluated by a judging panel. The group is promoting the contest with advertising on CBC Radio and with a series of "cash mob" events during which an organized group of people arrive at a local independent retailer to shop. Over the next few weeks, events will take place in Montreal, the Magdalen Islands, Gaspésie, the Eastern Townships, Quebec City and South West Quebec.