United Way loves small, local businesses

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Did you know that 98% of businesses in British Columbia are small businesses and employ more than a million British Columbians?

Entrepreneurs are essential to our thriving communities, so this fall United Way sponsored the Nanaimo Business Expo and continues to partner with many local small businesses. We also attended 

More entrepreneurs are including giving back as part of their business mandate. United Way is pleased to partner with community-focused small businesses and social enterprises, such as Phillips Brewing Company.

Over the summer the island-based brewery donated 25 cents to United Way from every bottle of Phillips Soda sold at participating Vancouver Island grocery stores.

Is your business looking for a creative way to show some local love and help out others in our community? Let’s brainstorm ideas.

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