City of Mount Gambier, the Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business and Regional Development (WiBRD) and Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) are encouraging residents to support local businesses in Mount Gambier with the ‘Big, Small – Support Us All’ campaign which launched on Friday 4 December 2020.
‘Big, Small - Support Us All’ references that both big and small businesses in Mount Gambier need support during challenging and uncertain times.
“Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our local businesses have taken a hit and we’d really love for our community to shop and support local in the lead up to Christmas more than ever before,” Chamber of Commerce President Hayley Neumann said.
“These businesses are the back bone of our community, they are the ones that support our sports clubs, sponsor events, and keep the community going therefore we ask that everyone looks local first when purchasing any item including supporting the many local businesses that have invested in online purchasing to make your local purchase even easier. This campaign belongs to our community and therefore we need to embrace it,” WiBRD Chair Jacinta Jones said.
The campaign will launch with a competition which will run from Friday 4 December to Sunday 20 December 2020 with 10 $100 vouchers provided as prizes. To enter the competition, participants must like, share and tag three friends on the Big Small, Support Us All Facebook or Instagram pages and also ‘like’ the WiBRD and Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Facebook and Instagram pages.
We see that this campaign will provide our businesses with a much needed boost heading into Christmas. By choosing to buy from local businesses or using local services, we are keeping money circulating in the city. - RDALC Business and Workforce Development Manager Rachael Ashman
Winners will be drawn on Monday 21 December 2020 and will receive a $100 voucher from a list of member organisations that have ‘opted in’ to be a part of the competition, with a total of $1,000 in prizes to be awarded.
“This collaboration is a result of the ‘Our City. Our Economy’ Business Survey and Reconnect to Recover business networking event that was held in July 2020,” City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin said.
“The event highlighted the importance of local businesses working together to get through this challenging time. It is anticipated that the ‘Big, Small - Support Us All’ campaign will be an ongoing initiative to support the local business community and we encourage the community to participate,” Mayor Martin said.
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org