VCM Auto is proud to be apart of Shop Local Victoria
Shop Local Victoria is a non-profit society directed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are all local business owners in Victoria. Our goal is to encourage people to patronize local businesses so we can keep Victoria (and Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Langford, etc.) as a vibrant, sustainable community and a better place to live!
7 Reasons to Shop Local
- Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is… Support your friends, neighbours and yourself. Invest in our community; help create a stronger and healthier Victoria by keeping our money here.
- What Goes Around Comes Around… Two or three times as much money spent stays in the local economy when you buy goods and services from locally-owned businesses.
- Community Sustainability… Local stores help sustain vibrant, compact and walk-able town centres – which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, vehicle use, habitat loss and pollution.
- Keep Our Community Unique… One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Victoria.
- Create Collective Prosperity… Locally-owned businesses invest more in local labour, pay more local taxes, spend more time on community-based decisions and create local events. In doing so, they create more opportunity for all of us here in our community.
- Local Owners Care About Victoria… Local business owners live in and love Victoria. They are less likely to leave and are more invested in the future of our whole community.
- Give Back and Take Care… Local business owners make more local purchases themselves. Locally-owned companies and employees are statistically more likely to give to local charities.