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Back to School

Posted by Pamela Batzold on

Back to SchoolWe will be in “back to school” mode before we know it! Time flew by this past year, with our daily lives changing drastically. Working, schooling, and everything else from home changed the way we shop, consume, and think. This year, as we plan to send our little ones (or big ones) back to school, we all have the same thing on our mind: Will they be attending class in person? Or will we revert to the online lifestyle we’ve all grown to know so well? Well, whichever it is, all we can do is gear up and prepare...

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Covid Shopping Trends

Posted by Pamela Batzold on

As the year comes to a close, I reflect back on the last few months and usually look forward to a new and exciting year ahead. This time, it’s hard to know what the new year will bring. Reflecting Back2020 is a year to remember. We saw almost every small business close temporarily for the mandatory shutdown and many small businesses closed permanently. Not only Canada was affected, but the whole world. We weren’t able to celebrate milestones with our friends and family. Our hugs grew distanced, and we learned to elbow shake. We couldn’t welcome people into our homes...

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Moving Forward Together

Posted by Pamela Batzold on

Our world has changed forever and it’s showing in our community. Every day I see stores closing, restaurants almost empty, and local ma and pa shops struggling to survive. The environment is volatile.The other day I ventured out to a local establishment to sit on the patio. It was my first experience out! I wasn’t nervous but when chatting with other patrons, I was shamed when asked if I was still working and the store open. It felt like I was unwelcome because I was on the front lines serving the public. We’re all so on edge now and what...

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