The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Shop Horsham investment

- – Sarah Matthews

Business Horsham leaders are pleased several Wimmera businesses and organisati­ons are investing in the Shop Horsham Gift Card program to stimulate the city’s economy.

Treasurer and program co-ordinator Catherine Shirrefs said Laser Electrical and Plumbing recently spent $2000 on gift cards, while Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary had bought gift cards to use as major prizes for an annual raffle.

She said the Shop Horsham program was a great way to inject revenue into regional businesses and stimulate spending.

“A lot of businesses or organisati­ons that want to reward staff or clients go out and buy Coles-myer cards, but the Shop Horsham Gift Card is a great option because it enables local businesses to support each other,” she said.

“People have a huge range of options when it comes to spending the cards, from pubs and cafes to clothing stores and Mitre 10.

“People are not locked into a style of shopping – some people have used theirs at the accountant.

“You can put the card towards your bill, to take some money off.”

Mrs Shirrefs said Business Horsham members seemed to appreciate the program.

“Business Horsham covers the cost of the cards, so if you spend $50 in a business, that business gets the whole amount,” she said.

“We are very lucky to have the shopping options we do have in Horsham and I encourage people to shop locally rather than online.

“During the pandemic a lot of our local businesses have started or expanded their online presence, so it pays to check there as well.

“For example, you can look up clothing at Earles and shoes at Imelda’s and then go and try them on in store.”

People can visit businessho­ au for a list of participat­ing businesses or to order gift cards online.

People can also call 0423 200 332 or email info@businessho­ to buy cards or for more informatio­n.

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