Be part of the Project

The Year of Local is a collection of stories about people in Sarnia-Lambton and is meant to inspire the community to support the local businesses, events and not for profits that make our community unique. It is a chance to learn a bit more about our community and a way for businesses to say thank you to those people that support them. Year of Local is committed to the principle that the more people know about local businesses, not for profits and other organizations, the more likely they are to visit them and patronize them. By sharing our local stories, we will inspire a shared sense of community pride in Sarnia-Lambton and ensure the future success of our local businesses and community organizations.

How? Initially, these stories will be shared through social media (Facebook & Twitter), email newsletter and podcast. Ultimately we will be sharing this project by creating an amazing hardcover book featuring these stories (with 5,000 copies printed). We suggest that the businesses that take part then give these books to their best customers. This will ensure that their story is then shared with thousands of people.

For our inaugural year, we are focusing our story-collecting on the history of local businesses and organizations. We complete organizational profiles by conducting interviews. A list of sample questions will be supplied prior to the interview.

Thank you for your consideration,
Rich and Laura

If you’re interested in telling your story, please contact Rich Bouchard at hello@yearoflocal.com or 519.330.1138.

$500 Level (+ hst) $750 Level (+ hst) $1000 Level (+ hst)

Your story will be shared via:
• Hard Copy Book: you will receive 10 copies ($250 retail value) and have have access to purchase more at a reduced rate. 5000 copies will be printed.
• Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
• Email: Year of Local email newsletter
• Podcast: Featured in an episode of the Year of Local podcast
• Website: the story will be posted on
the website

Your story will be shared via:
• Hard Copy Book: you will receive 35 copies
($875 retail value) and have access to purchase more at a reduced rate. 5000 copies will be printed.
• Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
• Email: Year of Local email newsletter
• Podcast: Featured in an episode of the Year of Local podcast
• Website: the story will be posted on
the website and featured on the home page

Your story will be shared via:
• Hard Copy Book: you will receive 50 copies
($1,250 retail value) and have access to purchase more at a reduced rate. 5000 copies will be printed.
• Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
• Email: Year of Local email newsletter
• Podcast: Featured in an episode of the Year of Local podcast
• Website: the story will be posted on the website and featured on the home page
Video: A 60-second video will be created based on the story content ($500 retail value)

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