Com­mu­nity drives good busi­ness

Man­ager of Par­sons Belinda Gor­don had a busy fes­tive sea­son.

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

ROCHESTER’S lo­cal busi­nesses had a steady fes­tive sea­son.

Com­mu­nity sup­port was the driv­ing force be­hind the suc­cess­ful pe­riod for lo­cal traders who were happy with busi­ness.

Par­sons man­ager Belinda Gor­don said they were pleas­antly sur­prised with their first Christmas New Year pe­riod.

‘‘We have only had the store for three months now, so we went into the pe­riod not hav­ing ex­pec­ta­tions but we are re­ally pleased with the busi­ness we had,’’ she said.

‘‘The lead up to Christmas was very good and the com­mu­nity sup­port has been fab­u­lous.

‘‘It’s that small town charm. Peo­ple just want to help oth­ers out and it was fab­u­lous to see so many lo­cals do­ing their shop­ping with us.’’

Sport­spower Rochester had an equally good pe­riod.

‘‘We sold a lot of big items such as tram­po­lines and ta­ble ten­nis ta­bles which we nor­mally do this time of year,’’ owner Dar­ren Pain said.

‘‘Bikes are al­ways our big seller this time of year as well.’’

Cur­rently hold­ing their an­nual Jan­uary sale, Sport­spower have at­tracted peo­ple from Rochester as well as the sur­round­ing towns in the area.

‘‘We have seen lo­cals from towns a bit out of Rochester who get our cat­a­logue and come in for the sale which has driven busi­ness,’’ Mr Pain said.

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