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2017 Awards of Excellence


Congratulations to the Town of Unity!

The Economic Initiative Award recognizes the work of communities and organizations who have assumed a lead role in developing their local, regional, or the provincial economy through an initiative that has led to measurable success.  

Our 2017 recipient is celebrated for a collaborative business retention and expansion initiative. Building on a brand already established for the Town of Unity, this initiative leveraged partnerships between the Economic Development Office, the Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club to establish a multi-faceted shop local campaign. 

The first component of the program was creation of Shopportunity signs established at entry points to the community to promote shopping local. These were followed by development of a shopping coupon booklet in partnership with the local Lions Club. The development of a unique shopportunity mobile app is the third component of the program. The shopping app can be downloaded to record purchases via use of QR codes. The Unity Economic Development Office administers the app and rewards the user with the most purchases each month with a gift card and media exposure.