Call to shop lo­cal for Christ­mas

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

PEO­PLE are be­ing urged to shop lo­cal this Christ­mas to sup­port busi­nesses around the South West.

For­rest MHR Nola Marino said small busi­nesses were the “en­gine room” of the econ­omy and would re­ceive much-needed sup­port if peo­ple kept their Christ­mas shop­ping lo­cal.

Her sug­ges­tion comes on the back of a call from Small Busi­ness Min­is­ter Michael McCor­mack to en­cour­age peo­ple to buy lo­cal

“The hol­i­day sea­son is when many small busi­nesses work their hard­est and em­ploy more lo­cals to meet the de­mands of the Christ­mas re­tail trade pe­riod,” Mrs Marino said.

She said many small busi­nesses around the South West em­ployed more young peo­ple and those look­ing for ca­sual work dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son.

“Christ­mas is an op­por­tu­nity to help our small busi­nesses em­ploy more lo­cal peo­ple and keep money flow­ing around our econ­omy,” she said.

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