Shop local this Christmas

Santa Shopping ListThe Christmas countdown is on, and small business needs our help. Throughout the country, business owners are urging residents to buy local, supporting local business.

When you spend your dollars here, they stay here. Look at how much support our local businesses provide our not-for-profit sector.

In fact, every dollar spent at a local business returns five times that amount through employee wages, rates and the purchase of materials and supplies.

The Community News will release a “Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide” in the December edition, businesses get on board.

It will be full of great shopping ideas, plus include all things festive occurring on the coast.

Make sure your event is in it! If your community group is hosting a festive celebration, New Year’s event or any holiday get-together, please let us know so we can help promote it for you. Business owners too – make sure you are involved.

The Community News will be working on December and January editions now – so if you have something special planned for the school holidays or summer, now is the time to let us know.

So, in the lead up to the festive season, let’s keep more business doors open and find local goodies for under your tree.

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