The Valley Regional Enterprise Network launches an ACT LOCAL Campaign to support local businesses 

 The Valley Regional Enterprise Network (Valley REN), through the Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce (, is implementing an Act Local campaign to encourage everyone to support their communities through a series of actions and to spread awareness of the benefits of supporting local businesses during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the weeks leading up to the holiday season and beyond, the ACT Local – Buy, Live, and Grow campaign will highlight the beneficial effects of buying and supporting local in a variety of ways.  Through a series of videos, digital and radio ads, the campaign will also showcase the modifications that businesses have undertaken in order to continue operations during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The ads will also direct audiences towards upcoming local events, local business offerings as well as local business websites and digital media.

Businesses can participate by visiting:, by calling 902-678-2200, or by contacting Dan Surette at  A toolkit has been created for anyone that wants to participate in the campaign.

The Valley Regional Enterprise Network (Valley REN), incorporated in March 2014, is the regional economic development organization for the Annapolis Valley Region. They carry out the economic development priorities of their members, which include Glooscap First Nation, the Municipality of the County of Kings, West Hants Regional Municipality, and the Towns of Berwick, Kentville, and Middleton. Funding for the Valley REN is provided by its members and is matched by the Province of Nova Scotia to support economic development on a regional level.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Tufts
CEO, Valley Regional Enterprise Network