- Vermilion Voice
Reflections Funeral Services Shop Local Incentive
From left, Candice Anderson and Leanne Martin. Photo submitted
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many local businesses in Vermilion and area have been affected by the constant yo-yo-ing of the public health measure restrictions. With each shut down, businesses have seen a downward slide in their sales and of residents shopping local.
Candice Anderson, owner of Reflections Funeral & Cremation, has recognized the struggles local businesses have faced since the economic downturn and came up with an idea to help boost local shopping in Vermilion.
“During these difficult times, it’s become more apparent than ever how important it is to try and keep our shopping experiences local. Secluded to our homes and small businesses seeing constant regulation, the year 2020 resulted in a large economic downturn. Even so, we want to continue to support our community of Vermilion and surrounding area in any way possible,” said Anderson.
Anderson approached the Vermilion & Area District Chamber of Commerce with a suggestion to help encourage the ‘Shop Local’ Ideology.
“Starting February 1, the Chamber will begin accepting receipts that show $50 or more spent locally. Each submission in turn receives an entry into a monthly draw. At the end of each month, a draw will be made of the entered names. The drawn name will then receive a gift of a meal for four people, sponsored by Reflections Funeral Services. The meal/gift certificate will be purchased from a food vendor in our local area, which will change each month. Reflections have dedicated themselves to this sponsorship for the remainder of 2021. This draw will be applied to Vermilion, as well as our neighbouring communities of Mannville, Clandonald and Derwent. A schedule of locations for each month will shortly be released. Please ensure to follow on Facebook for more information and email submission details,” commented Anderson.