Love My Business

The Love My Business program works with suburban businesses to develop collaborative marketing programs with the goal of increasing community and customer connection. The program will allocate $100,000 in 2022 by supporting community events, marketing collaborations and digital content programs to support suburban businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Community Events

Partner with another Kitchener business to host a community event and be eligible for up to $1000 of expense funding.

Eligible expenses:

✔ Musicians and performers

✔ Food and beverage

✔ Permits and Licenses

✔ Materials, decorations, rentals

✔ Other expenses based on approval from the Love My Business program



Marketing Collabs

Collaborate with two other suburban Kitchener businesses on a marketing project.

Plat-A-Latte Retail area

Eligible projects:

✔ Direct mail campaigns

✔ Social media campaigns using an influencer or content creator

✔ Digital or print advertising

✔ Other creative ideas!




Digital Content Support

Book a one-to-one session to assist with content support for social media and digital marketing.

Develop skills to:

✔ Batch produce photos and videos for social media

✔ Create Instagram Reels

✔ Get started with TikTok

✔ Strategize and schedule content




✔ Located in suburban Kitchener: Map of Love My Business Suburban Area

✔ Business was negatively impacted by Provincial COVID-19 restrictions

✔ Business offers in person services through a bricks & mortar operation (i.e. restaurant, retail, fitness, beauty and entertainment)

✔ Meet specific requirements as outlined in the Love My Business Program Overview


Next Networking Event:

email marketing poster