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Shopping local is more important now than it has ever been. Here are some ways you can help keep our business community vibrant and successful by showing your support. 

Follow #SaugeenShoresStrong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to view information from our local businesses' on availability, new practices, and any closures. 

Attention businesses: visit our business support page for information and resources during these challenging times.

Visit the Town of Saugeen Shores' COVID-19 updates page for accurate and reliable information on the pandemic's impact on Town services, including cancellations and closures. 

Shop local today

Saugeen Shores’ small and locally owned businesses are a critical part of our community.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to every area of our residents’ lives. These are challenging times for everyone. Our local businesses are adapting to continue to serve their customers during this period of uncertainty. Check out our Shop Local Video to see what you can expect when shopping in the community. 

Although the pandemic has shifted how business is being done, the Saugeen Shores economy is resilient. Developments are rising, and the real estate market is strong. This community is the perfect place to invest, work (even remotely), live and play. Whatever you’re looking for, you can live your best life here.

We want to keep Saugeen Shores’ businesses vibrant and resilient. You can help make a difference by supporting them today!

Here’s how:

  • Whenever possible, buy local
  • Order from local businesses online
  • Order meals for takeout or delivery
  • Send messages of support on social media
  • Share local business content on your social media accounts
  • Write positive reviews for your favourite businesses
  • Purchase gift certificates

Let’s support Saugeen Shores’ economy. Because together, we're #SaugeenShoresStrong.

Saugeen Shores’ small and locally owned businesses are woven into the fabric of our Town. Please support our local businesses today any way you can. 

Take a look at how some of our local businesses have adapted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casual Corners and Mensch

"We at Casual Corners and Mensch, have always prided ourselves on providing the best experience for our customers. When things abruptly changed, we knew we needed to act quickly and figure out a way that we could still connect with our shoppers and provide them with the items they normally seek from us. We got innovative, jumped to our feet and decided to start doing lives and showcase items from our shops while encouraging feedback from our customers. This allowed us to connect directly and get information out quickly to our customers in a fun, light manner.

We also knew that people wanted to shop our items online and knowing the extensive time that could take for us to set that up an ecommerce site we instead were able to come up with two new Instagram accounts: @shopcasualcornerspe and @shopmenschclothing. These sites have given us the opportunity to list items and their prices as well as directly answer questions and pull orders together for our customers quickly. We also can arrange curbside pickups, local porch deliveries and shipping. We have had an incredibly positive response especially from our lives. People say they enjoy seeing our faces and connecting with us! I believe people want to connect more then ever as we continue to practice social distancing.

We have been in business for 42 years and have created so many wonderful relationships with our customers that it truly feels like chatting with family. It fills our hearts to know our customers want to connect. We are so grateful to them for their continued support in everything they've done for us. Whether it's making a purchase, sharing our posts or simply messaging us some encouraging words. All these things are what continue to fuel us to continue on. Thank you as we continue to be #SaugeenShoresStrong."

HAIR Southampton

HAIR Southampton"As we navigate through Phase 3 of COVID-19, we are still operating by appointment only. We have elected to keep our doors locked as we are limited on the number of guests in our space, also we require all guests to wear a mask from the time they enter the salon and for the duration of their appointment. We are selling products over the counter to customers that come to the door, prepaying is also an option.They are welcome to come inside for the transaction, but we still require them to wear a mask while inside. We are being vigilant in our 15-minute sanitization break between clients, which we realize makes our appointment wait times longer, but have this in place for the safety of our clients and employees."

Get in touch by email or on HAIR's social media platforms: Facebook Instagram

Lac Boutique

Lac Boutique

"At Lac Boutique we are welcoming customers in-store at 195 High Street in Southampton. We also offer online shopping at where our full inventory is always available. During the past few months we have continued to adapt our operations and communications to assist our customers and address everyone’s personal needs and preferences. We are continuing to offer free ‘local’ delivery to your door (from Kincardine to Collingwood) as well as free shipping anywhere in Canada for purchases over $100. For those wishing to shop in person, one of the unique features of our location on High Street is the ability to offer comfortable social distancing throughout the store while also following local health orders and recommendations as safety measures continue to be a top priority for businesses during this time."    

We would love to see you in person but we can also be reached anytime by email at

 or by leaving a messaging at (519) 483-5939, or on Lac Boutique's social media platforms: 

Facebook Instagram

Well In Hand

Well In Hand

"Customers are welcome to come inside Well in Hand to shop! 

We ask every customer to use hand sanitizer upon entry, and to wear a face covering if they are able. Phone and/or e-mail order options are still available for those who wish to purchase products without coming into the store. 

More information can be found on our website or Facebook page. You can also reach us at 519-832-4266 and" 



Virtual Fall Fashion Show

The latest fashions are always available in Port Elgin and Southampton.

Check out the 2020 Virtual Fall Fashion Show Video for some inspiration. 

Saugeen Shores Strong Business Recognition Campaign

Nominations are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated by nominating a Saugeen Shores business for recognition. 

Check out the list of local businesses who have received this recognition. 

Business partners

The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce, and Port Elgin and Southampton Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) offer resources you can use and share with your family, friends, neighbours and communities.

For up-to-date information from our partners, please follow the links below.

Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce
Southampton BIA
Port Elgin BIA
 Explore the Shores (Saugeen Shores Tourism)