The Kiama & District Business Chamber has launched a campaign to encourage people to buy their goods and services locally over the quiet winter months.
“We think this is a great time to focus people’s attention on the wide range of businesses operating in our area,” says Carter Ferguson’s Cameron McDonald, the Chamber’s Vice President.
The Chamber is offering a chance to win $1700 in prize money (1st prize $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $200) every time a shopper spends $50 or more at a participating business displaying the Think, Shop & Buy Local logo.
“Any local business, not just Chamber members, can participate in the campaign and offer their customers the chance to win.”
Mr McDonald says shopping local has a multiplier effect across the whole community.
“These businesses create local employment, and they and their employees also shop with other local businesses.
“The Chamber is all about supporting the local economy.
“We are hoping this campaign will give people an extra incentive to support local businesses.
“Without these businesses, we’d just be a dormitory suburb of Shellharbour and Wollongong, and nobody wants that.”
The competition runs from now until Sunday 14 July.
To make it as easy as possible to enter, customers will write their contact
details on their receipts, and leave them with the shop or service provider (after having taken a photo of them, if necessary).
So next time you need a haircut, or a gift, or an architect, or a meal out, or flowers, or clothes, or any thing, Think Local.
The competition is open to locals and visitors.