I have the privilege of working with a lot of great entrepreneurs in Western Canada. One of those is Amy Quarry from Quesnel, BC. She runs AdBoom Studios which does advertising in establishments throughout Quesnel. She's worked with numerous local businesses and has a passion for her community.
Amy started up a movement (I say movement, because it's more than a business or a book) of building connection and awareness of local businesses in her town. She calls it Small Town Love. Small Town Love, or STL, started out as a book to profile and highlight local businesses with insightful write-ups, great photos and a coupon section in the back. STL has really made a stir in Quesnel and will be expanding in new areas very soon I'm sure. STL is more than just a book too, it's opened up a website (www.smalltownlove.ca) that highlights and showcases local businesses as well.
Amy had requested I film a couple things for her. The first thing that is under wide release is the shoot we did featuring some of her clients from STL. We had a lot of fun filming these businesses and look forward to people signing up for the next book release and getting on the website.