5th Annual BC Buy Local Week – Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2016November 24, 2016
Be a Local Champion!
1. Snap a pic of some of your favourite BC business
2. Share to social media with #BCBuyLocal
and you’ll be entered for a chance to win from BC Buy Local partners! Details at BCBuyLocal.com
Opus Art Supplies a proud member of BC Buy Local, a campaign that celebrates local business to promote the contributions that BC businesses make to our economy and our communities.
The greatest local economic value is created by businesses who are locally owned and operated. Based on LOCO BC’s research study, the Power of Local Purchasing, it was found these businesses re-circulate dollars in our local economy 2.6 times more than their non-locally based counterparts. For every $100 dollars spent with a BC-based business, $46 will stay in our economy (vs $18 for non-local counterparts).
Our BC business has steadily grown over the past 40+ years thanks to our neighbours choosing to shop local. This allows us to employ 125+ Opus staff in BC, including our production staff who make several of our Opus brand products, and to give back to the creative communities we serve through our community events, donations program and being a patron of other local businesses.
We encourage everyone to seek out local-owned businesses and local-made and grown products during BC Buy Local Week, November 28 – December 4, 2016, and beyond! Buying local whenever possible not only helps support our local economy, it helps our friends and neighbours thrive and builds community for all.
Would you like to support great local businesses? Check out the BC Buy Local map showing LOCO member locations
Opus Art Supplies is an independently-owned BC business, supplying the visual arts community with art materials, fine art digital printing, picture frames, art education, community support, and more.
Founded in 1974, we have grown from a single location framing company to seven stores throughout BC, and a Canada-wide mail order service for online & phone orders. Learn more about us from David van Berkel, Opus Owner and President, in our Opus Art Supplies 40th Anniversary video.