Helping Cambridge businesses and customers find success and happiness - together
When we launched in October 2019, we could have no idea how vital our ethos of supporting local would become just a few months later, with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic upending lives and livelihoods.
As a Cambridge Business Chamber initiative, Totally Locally Cambridge exists to support our local businesses and to connect customers with suppliers and providers within our own town. We want Cambridge to stay beautiful, vibrant and appealing and for our town centre to be a thriving hub where people can come together to enjoy great service and a more personal experience.
A sad and unintended consequence of online and big-mall shopping is the high streets of smaller towns being depleted and stores abandoned as independent businesses struggle to get by. It has changed the character of many towns in lots of countries and we’re now seeing a push all over the world to reverse that trend, create economically resilient communities and revitalise neighbourhoods through various “shop local” campaigns.
Totally Locally Cambridge aims to help local businesses connect with customers and to inform our community about all the wonderful retail and service options right here on our doorstep. By shopping local, we keep adding to our local economy - the money stays here, the jobs stay here and the businesses we’ve grown to love stay here.
We’re fortunate to live in “New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Large Town” - let’s work together to make sure Cambridge continues to be a place we can all be proud of.