- by Lindsey Horsting, Goldstream News Gazette
A Grade 11 Belmont student pitches a business idea to a panel of judges that include Belmont business teacher, Tom Grainger, Serious Coffee Millstream owner, Paul Lamoureux, and other entrepreneurs in the community.
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As you may have already read, Serious Coffee takes great pride in saying that we are a Vancouver Island based company. For the past 20 years we have been giving back to our local communities as a way of expressing our appreciation to all who have supported us over the years.
Carlene and Holly, owners of the Hammond Bay cafe located in Nanaimo, came across an illuminating article written by Sustainable Connections* entitled Why Buy Locally Owned? and asked us to share it with you. In the feature, Sustainable Connections lists their top 10 reasons to think, buy and be local. After reading the piece, we felt that Carlene and Holly's suggestion was an excellent one and have made it available for you to enjoy. If you have ever wondered if your decision about whether to buy local or not is really that important or thought that it might be a marketing gimmick, we encourage you take the time to read this short article.
We hope that this article will help everyone undertand how important it is to buy from a truly local company. When the choice is made to shop local not only are you supporting a specific business but you will see each dollar spent on the Island have a ripple effect that benefits both you and your community. Who knew that choosing to buy a cup of locally roasted and brewed coffee could give that kind of collective pick-me-up!
Thank you for being such loyal guests over the past 20 years and we look forward to serving you for many years to come. Also, a huge thank you has to be said to our magnificent staff. Without fabulous customers and terrific staff none of what we do would be possible.
* Serious Coffee is not endorsing or been paid to endorse Sustainable Connections and in no way is stating that the opinions expressed by Sustainable Connections beyond this specific article are those of Serious Coffee.
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