Shop lo­cal and win

Euroa Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THIS year’s ‘Shop Lo­cal and Win’ Christ­mas pro­mo­tion is brought to you by the Euroa Cham­ber of Com­merce (for­merly Busi­ness Euroa), Thomson’s Home Fur­nish­ers and the Euroa Gazette.

The pro­mo­tion runs un­til 5pm, De­cem­ber 24, with shop­pers who spend $25 or more in one trans­ac­tion at a par­tic­i­pat­ing busi­ness, el­i­gi­ble for a ticket.

This year’s fan­tas­tic prizes are:

1st prize - $ 1000 voucher: which can be spent at any busi­ness which is a mem­ber of the Euroa Cham­ber of Com­merce and can be split into $500 amounts if re­quired.

2nd prize - $ 750 voucher ( from Thomson’s Home Fur­nish­ers), which can be spent on any range in store.

3rd prize - $ 250 ham­per ( from Thomson’s Home Fur­nish­ers) com­pris­ing mainly home­ware items and Jay­car prod­ucts.

Cham­ber pres­i­dent Stephanie Swift, of Thomson’s Home Fur­nish­ers. said there is a won­der­ful wide range of busi­nesses in town and who­ever wins the pro­mo­tion will have a great time spend­ing the first prize.

“With lo­cal busi­ness sup­port, this pro­mo­tion keeps grow­ing ev­ery year, and al­ways has a great re­sponse both from peo­ple pass­ing through and from locals,” she said.

The 2017 pro­mo­tion saw 3291 en­tries with a to­tal of more than $360,000 spent and/or im­por­tantly re­tained in the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Ms Swift said Christ­mas trad­ing is mas­sive for such a wide range of busi­nesses, not only re­tail.

“It is so im­por­tant for peo­ple who live in Euroa and sur­round­ing ar­eas to sup­port their locals shops and busi­nesses, es­pe­cially around this time of year,” she said.

“Lo­cal busi­nesses sup­port the lo­cal sport­ing clubs, events, schools, fundrais­ers and raf­fles.

“It is amaz­ing to be able to sup­port these, so shop­ping lo­cally not only keeps the money in our amaz­ing town but cir­cu­lates around ev­ery­one at some stage.”

The cham­ber has or­gan­ised two late night shop­ping nights for Christ­mas, so hope­fully any­one that usu­ally can­not get to the shops dur­ing the nor­mal trad­ing hours can come down and have a great time do­ing their shop­ping in town.

To­mor­row, De­cem­ber 13 and next Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20, the shops will be open un­til 7pm.

Santa will be avail­able for pho­tos dur­ing this time, so bring your cam­era or phone and get your fam­i­lies pho­tos with Santa Claus.

The cham­ber would like to wish ev­ery­body a Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year.

PHOTO: Lor­raine Mil­lard

SUP­PORT YOUR LO­CAL BUSI­NESSES: Stephanie Swift is en­cour­ag­ing all towns’ peo­ple to shop lo­cally and if so, they will be in the run­ning for some great prizes.

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