COVID-19 has dramatically impacted local businesses in various ways, and every business has had to change how they operate. It has accelerated the structural changes we’ve been seeing across retail and society for the last decade, and more people than ever are purchasing products and services. But as everyone adjusts to our new reality, local businesses are adapting and continue to provide products and services for their communities.
Some Niagara municipalities have published dedicated websites that profiles businesses that are still providing services to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and publicly list them. See links below:
Niagara Farmers Market
Niagara Together by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
Niagara Families – Local Businesses With Pick-up Delivery and Virtual Services
Niagara Ice Dogs — Support the Local Health & Wellness Businesses Who Support Us
Supporting local small businesses is an important part of our mission at ihiveLIVE. Our sharing platform helps smaller businesses to pivot, or expand, their physical business products and services to an e-commerce platform. It has also been designed to offer advertising opportunities for small and medium sized businesses — access that levels the playing field with larger multi-national corporations.
Stay safe and support your local businesses whenever you can.