In the spirit of staying connected across our region, GBH Strong has added a new feature to its app and website to promote shopping local at a time when many stores are closed, and residents are urged to stay home.
The website and app now include an online store where consumers can purchase Gift Cards, of any value, from their local favourite stores across Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties and redeem at a later date.
“Bruce Power, along with our partners at NPX and NII, are encouraging people in our communities to support local business owners and their staffs during these uncertain times,” said James Scongack, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Operational Services, Bruce Power. “The online store at GBH Strong provides an opportunity to do that easily while staying safe during this health crisis.”
Businesses across Grey, Bruce and Huron counties are eligible to sign up, and it’s free and easy. To have a business added, the business must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the company name, contact information, business location(s) and a logo image.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our local businesses to bring in some revenue at a time when many of them have been forced to close their doors, and those still open are seeing a significant decrease in customers,” said Jim Ginn, Mayor of Central Huron and the Warden of Huron County. “Purchasing gift cards for our businesses sends a signal to them that we are here to support them and look forward to seeing them again soon!”
For those who haven’t viewed the website or app yet, the free app is available on the Apple App Store (look for “GBH Strong”), and Google Play Store. All information can also be accessed directly at www.gbhstrong.com
About Grey Bruce Huron Strong
In mid-April, Bruce Power and its partners at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and NPX created the Grey•Bruce•Huron Strong app to help people in our communities stay in touch – and properly informed – during this extraordinary time.
The app provides direct benefit to everyone by curating and aggregating trusted information sources – especially local ones – for a population that has been forced into social isolation.
People need to know what local businesses are open, where food banks can be found, how to get social assistance under new or existing government programs, and who to call if they need mental health support, because in times like this, we need to stay together more than ever.
About the Nuclear Innovation Institute
The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a platform to accelerate innovation and the implementation of business relevant solutions for the nuclear industry.
NII’s goal is to shape a Canadian nuclear industry that embraces new thinking, new technologies and new lines of business that can drive the global shift to a low-carbon future. Learn more at nii.ca.
About NPX Innovation
Nuclear Promise X is a Canadian start-up with a refreshing view on innovation. We integrate the latest emerging technology into nuclear plant operations, projects and processes. As a group of creative nuclear professionals, we build innovation in everything we do. NPX believes in nuclear energy, and we are doing our part to make it sustainable for decades to come. Visit us at www.npxinnovation.ca
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube