Buying local brings rewards

First prize in the inaugural Kiama & District Business Chamber Think, Shop and Buy Local campaign has been won by Peter Mays, a customer of Gerringong Pharmacy.

“The campaign was incredibly well supported by the community shopping at local businesses, both Chamber members and non-members,” says the Chamber’s Vice President, Cameron McDonald of Carter Ferguson.

“Businesses have told us they they noticed a real upswing in their sales.”

Around four thousand entries were collected by participating businesses.

“With a minimum spend of $50 per receipt, the total revenue spent in local businesses will be significant.

“We are going to be holding a competition amongst members soon to guess the total revenue received.”

Based on the success of the campaign, the Chamber plans to run the competition again next year.

“We are all about supporting local businesses,” says Mr McDonald.

Customers of The Inside Story and Bombo Clothing, both Kiama businesses, won the second and third prizes.

Gerringong Pharmacy and Beachside Emporium won prizes for their participation in the initiative.

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