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Shop Local

You can learn a lot about a community from its friendly shop owners.

Essex is fortunate to have two distinct urban areas with many friendly faces to greet you. Vibrant downtown cores in Essex Centre and Harrow offer a world of opportunity for shoppers and entrepreneurs.

To find out more about our shops and services, visit the websites of our local business associations and review their business directories.

Essex Centre BIA

The Essex Centre BIA represents and promotes the business improvement area of Essex Centre as a business and shopping destination.

Harrow and Colchester South Chamber of Commerce

The Harrow and Colchester South Chamber of Commerce represents and promotes members in the business community of Harrow and Colchester South.

Off the beaten path

Business doesn't always happen in urban areas. Take a drive along the back roads of our municipality and you'll find many small shops, agriculture-based businesses, roadside stands, and wineries.

The Essex County Federation of Agriculture coordinates a "Buy Local" campaign and produces a "Buy Local" map that will help you plan a seasonal menu.

Find out more about our wineries by visiting Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) Wine Country.