Farms in­flu­ence shop suc­cess

Gatton Star - - TOWN PROUD -

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.

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