Be part of the Project

The Year of Local is a collection of stories about people in Sarnia-Lambton that is meant to inspire the community to support the local businesses, events and not for profits that make our community unique. 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, we have shared these stories through social media (Facebook & Twitter) and our email newsletter. We also encourage you to use the content as part of your own marketing efforts. Feel free to share your story far and wide! We have also created a beautiful hardcover book featuring the stories. We suggest that the sponsors share the books by giving them to their best customers, utilizing them in monthly draws, or otherwise dispersing them. This will ensure that their story is then shared with thousands of people.

The Year of Local project is focused on collecting stories about the history of local businesses and organizations. Our story-collecting is completed by conducting interviews.  A list of sample questions will be supplied prior to the interview.

Thank you for your consideration,
Rich and Tom

If you’re interested in telling your story, please contact:
Rich Bouchard at hello@yearoflocal.com or 519.330.1138.
or
Tom Fisher at mudsen.company@gmail.com or 519.381.2949

$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 access to purchase more at a reduced rate. 3,500 copies will be printed.
• Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
• Email: Year of Local email newsletter
• Website: the story will be posted on the website

We require photos for each story. You can supply them and we will scan them free of charge.
We can also arrange to have professional photos taken by Jeff McCoy of Kaoss Studios for an additional fee.

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. 3,500 copies will be printed.
• Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
• Email: Year of Local email newsletter
• Website: the story will be posted on
the website and featured on the home page

We require photos for each story. You can supply them and we will scan them free of charge.
We can also arrange to have professional photos taken by Jeff McCoy of Kaoss Studios for an additional fee.

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. 3,500 copies will be printed.
• Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
• Email: Year of Local email newsletter
• Website: the story will be posted on the website and featured on the home page
Photo Shoot provided by Jeff McCoy of Kaoss Studios: 3-4 high-quality images provided ($300 retail value)

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