Farms influence shop success
AS THE Town Proud campaign launches locally for 2018, the Lockyer Chamber of Commerce and Industry reminds residents to shop locally not only during Town Proud but all year round.
Chamber president Paul Emmerson said Town Proud highlighted local businesses and their expertise.
He said that in most cases local businesses were competitive on price and all they wanted was to be given the chance to compete.
“Things are pretty tough out there right across the economy and our small businesses have the resilience to work right through it,” Mr Emmerson said.
“This year has been extremely dry, and while the rain was welcome it made harvesting difficult.
“It’s an attribute to our farming sector who have worked through it and continue to be a great strength in the community.
“Their success has a great impact on how our business go.”
Mr Emmerson said the Lockyer Chamber of Commerce and Industry was proud to once again be involved with Town Proud.
In the Lockyer Valley, shoppers will find superior service before and after the sale, and in most cases they will know the person behind the counter.
Chamber vice-president John Schollick said with the variety of local businesses on offer in the region, local residents did not need to shop out of town this Christmas.
Mr Schollick said local businesses were some of the best in the state and with the chance to win one of six $1000 gift wallets, there was a really positive vibe across the region.
The Lockyer Chamber of Commerce and Industry, formerly Lockyer Better Business, supports business across the entire Lockyer Valley region and offers a strong voice to the businesses.
As we head towards Christmas, and with many residents time poor, it is easier and less stressful to shop in the region first.
So the message is loud and clear – talk to your local businesses first and you will be more than satisfied.
SUPPORT US: Lockyer Chamber of Commerce’s Paul Emmerson.