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The city has put out the call through business improvement associations and on their social media looking for applicants on a first come, first served basis.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have worked hard to support Calgary businesses by asking and hearing first-hand what they need from The City of Calgary during this time,” Sonya Sharp, leader of the business and local economy team said in the statement.
“When we heard about the ShopHERE opportunity, we were excited to offer a pilot to help businesses and artists continue their service despite the restrictions needed to help Calgary through this pandemic. It’s a big step in exploring e-commerce as a way for businesses to stay open through these challenging times.”
The program includes 17 hours of one-on-one support from the students to help participants get the website running, train them to use the system and start selling their goods and services.