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Celebrate local businesses for Shop In Durham Week

To celebrate the strength and perseverance that Durham’s business community has displayed in 2020, and their ongoing contributions to our local economy, the Region of Durham has officially proclaimed December 14 to 20 as Shop In Durham Week.

As part of the #ShopInDurham campaign, this week recognizes the role that the Durham Region Joint Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade play in supporting local businesses. All residents are invited to shop local across Durham’s eight local area municipalities for their holiday gift-giving and share messages of support.

Here’s how you can take part:

  • Share your holiday finds on social media using the hashtag #ShopInDurham. Participants will be entered to win one of eight grand prize packs from Durham-based businesses.
  • Add the #ShopInDurham Facebook frame to your profile picture or Facebook stories to help spread the message of support. Select your profile picture to add a frame, and search ‘#ShopInDurham’ or ‘Durham Region’ to add it to your profile.
  • Download Durham Tourism's free Facebook cover and Twitter header to help spread the word. Businesses are also invited to use our free Facebook template and Twitter template to add a photo and create their own customized banner.

Follow Durham Tourism on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and use #ShopInDurham to join the fun.

To learn more about the campaign and how you can support local, visit


“COVID-19 has impacted local businesses in many ways. Shop In Durham Week is an opportunity to celebrate our business community and the obstacles they’ve overcome as a result of the pandemic. This week, help support your local economy by spending your dollars locally—Shop in Durham.”

- John Henry, Regional Chair and CEO, Region of Durham

“This week, and year-round, shopping local can have a big impact on small businesses. When you help support a local business, you’re supporting Durham’s network of entrepreneurs—the same entrepreneurs that enable job creation, boost our economy and preserve our local neighbourhoods. This week is an opportunity to celebrate everything our local business community does for the local economy.”

- Simon Gill, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, Region of Durham

Quick Facts

  • The Durham Region Joint Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade represents the eight chambers of commerce and boards of trade in Durham Region. Together, they represent the voice of nearly 3,000 local businesses and organizations.
  • The Durham Economic Task Force—made up of the Region of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism team, all eight local area municipalities, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD), all Durham Chambers and Boards of Trade, Durham College, Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham GTA—advocates for the urgent needs of our business community and support the delivery of various programs to eligible businesses in Durham Region. For support, visit

For more information, please contact Durham Region's Corporate Communications.

View this notice on the Region of Durham's website.

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