Mark your calendars! Columbia Basin Trust is partnering with FestivalSeekers to host the #BuyBasin Festival on Facebook this spring, featuring up to 100 businesses across the Columbia Basin will showcase a diverse range of products and services available locally.
“The #BuyBasin Festival is a new initiative for the Trust that will benefit both businesses and consumers,” said Tim O’Doherty, Director, Investments & Economic Development at Columbia Basin Trust. “This Festival will provide businesses with one-on-one training on promoting their business on Facebook and introduce people living in the Basin to the diverse range of products and services available locally.”
Last fall, the Trust supported the communities of Ɂaq̓am/Cranbrook/Kimberley with a similar initiative
(#LiveLocalYXC Festival) that resulted in increased exposure and sales for local businesses. The Trust is now taking the initiative Basin-wide.
“We saw a great increase in our social media following and inquiries to the business. Prior to the festival, we would see maybe three inquiries a week through Facebook and immediately following the event there were probably 100 inquiries in Facebook alone, and new inquiries now coming in daily,” said Kimberley’s Sinclair Catering founder, Patrick Sinclair. “For those considering joining the #BuyBasin Festival, sign up today; I am confident this experience will be another success.”
Local entrepreneurs and businesses will be going LIVE on Facebook during the #BuyBasin Festival this spring with expert tips, giveaways, demos, live music and all kinds of behind-the-scenes fun. This is your chance to virtually explore businesses in communities like Trail, Rossland, Golden, Revelstoke, Valemount, Slocan, Lower Columbia, Nelson, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Elk Valley and more.
Expect a new lineup of LIVE videos every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from March 23 – April 27.
Tune in often! You can catch all the LIVE Facebook broadcasts on the @BasinBusinessAdvisors or @FestivalSeekers pages as well as the Facebook event page.