THE Fraser Coast is being urged to support local this Christmas.
More than 200 local businesses are now participating in the Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Buy Local Campaign.
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Mayor George Seymour said the gift cards were the cornerstone of Council’s Open for Business Buy Local campaign.
The campaign was introduced in response to COVID-19 and includes businesses from Tiaro, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.
Launched in December 2020, the initiative encourages residents and visitors to shop locally to help build a stronger, united business community.
The program is supported by the Tiaro, Maryborough and Hervey Bay chambers of commerce.
“Every $100 spent locally provides at least $180 benefit to the local economy through the multiplier effect,” explained Cr Seymour.
“There is so much to choose from.
“A haircut, a night out at a hotel or club, a book to read over the holidays, bling, a spa session or a visit to the Chiropractor.
“It doesn’t matter who you’re buying for; picky aunts and uncles or the grandkids, there is something for everyone.
“Buying local is the best way for people to support Fraser Coast businesses, it’s great for local jobs and great for our local communities,” Cr Seymour continued.
The gift card has already lured some shoppers to Fisho’s Tackle World in the build-up to Christmas.
Manager Dane Radosevic said the business would support any program that encouraged people to shop locally.
“Keeping money in our local economy helps create jobs to keep locals employed.
“And there is a such a range of shops and products that there is something for everyone.”
Meanwhile, Cr Seymour said he would like to see more businesses get involved in the program.
“The gift cards are great for any celebration and make a great birthday or Christmas gift, including for Secret Santa.
“Anyone can buy a card at any time.”
Businesses interested in joining the program can sign up through the Council website or Email email@example.com.
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