Shop Local success

Over 70 local businesses participated in Kiama and District Business Chamber’s 2020 Buy Local Campaign, resulting in the entries more than doubling from the previous year.

“It was a really fantastic by our community to support local businesses during this time,” says Chamber President, Cameron McDonald of Carter Ferguson.

Five of the seven lucky shopper prize winners were locals:

$1000 Winners – Nicole White (receipt from
The Collective Beat); and Robert Ashfield (Rosebank Meats – right)

$500 Winners – Wendy Quinn (Bombo Clothing Co); and Jeni Reid (The Retro Room); Claudia Marin

$250 Winners – Sarah Cooper (Otis Deli); Loretta Dyer (Oak Home).

When local Business Chamber businesses, The Wildflower Studio and My Room, each won $500 they announced they would donate half of their winnings to Kiama High School Arts and Science Projects.

They were inspired by a donation made by Andy Higgins to the Art Department, outlined in a previous Bugle.

34 Degrees South Trading also won $500, thanks to a donation to the campaign by the Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips.

All of the prize money was given in vouchers, to ensure it would generate even more spending within the Municipality.

In other Chamber news, Kay McNiven, Gary McKay and Steve Warwick have stepped down from the Board.

Kathryn O’Brien from Beachside Emporium, Cathryn Lyall from Go Behind Closed Doors and Aaron Shelley from Project Dry Hire have filled the positions.

The Chamber welcomes new members. If you would like to find out more, visit

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