Vancity pilots interactive tool for discovering and supporting locally-owned businesses
Earn chances to win $200 vouchers by giving 'Localty' a whirl between Sept. 29 and Oct. 19.
Since its inception in 1946, Vancity credit union has had a values-based banking model grounded in the local economy, and held tight to a conviction that strong local businesses help create vibrant and resilient communities.
This summer they launched an experiment called Localty to illuminate their local business member network, and encourage consumers to keep more of their dollars rooted in the local economy.
Starting small in its beta phase, Localty currently features only Victoria-area businesses. The responsive web tool is designed for use on your smartphone or tablet, and features a searchable list of businesses and a GPS locator to alert you to nearby members as you move through the city.
Why did Vancity create Localty?Try Localty now for your chance to win $200 vouchers
What can you do with Localty?
If you shop at one of the listed businesses, you can log your purchase through the tool and get entries into weekly contests that Vancity is running to reward beta users. Or you can 'like' or tweet about a business that you love for entries too.
Shop, like, or spread the word through the Localty tool for chances to win. And maybe you'll discover some great independent businesses while you're at it.Join Localty Now & Enter To Win
Though Localty is currently focused on Victoria businesses, it's free for anyone to use. So if you're a regular visitor to our provincial capital, bookmark Localty.ca to make it easier to discover and support local businesses.Try Localty Now & Enter To Win
Interested, but too busy to sign up right now?
Check out video clips of these great Localty businesses.
Spinnakers, one of Victoria's most celebrated craft brewpubs for more than 20 years.
Hip Baby: manufacturer and retailer of organic, sustainable, non-toxic products for kids age 0-6. Right on Johnson Street.
The Good Planet Company, Victoria's eco lifestyle store, specializing in green and healthy household products.
Habit Coffee, purveyors of ethically-sourced, artisan-roasted coffee and beans. Plus, their stores are carbon-neutral.
Legendary dockside fish-and-chip shop Red Fish Blue Fish.