Buy local Christmas 2021

Ken Wright of Wright’s Jewellers.
Ken Wright of Wright’s Jewellers.

Scenic Rim residents are being encouraged to spread the festive cheer to local businesses and ‘Buy Local Christmas 2021.’

Every purchase at a local business entered into the draw will give a chance to win $1,000!

It is easy to go in the draw to win $1,000 – simply make a purchase at a local Scenic Rim business, write your name and phone number on the back of a receipt, and drop it in a ‘Buy Local Christmas 2021’ box set up in various shops around the community to go in the draw to win $1,000 (the boxes will be collected in early January and the draw will be mid-January).

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz and State Member for Scenic Rim, Jon Krause, have initiated the ‘Buy Local Christmas 2021’ campaign, in conjunction with Chambers of Commerce in the Scenic Rim.

The campaign follows the success of a similar initiative in 2019, encouraging residents to buy local and provide a boost to the region following a few tough years of drought, bushfires, floods, and COVID-19.

Mr Buchholz said the Government had delivered more than $28.5 billion in economic support to Queensland during the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect jobs and help businesses.

“But this Christmas, what we need is for local people to support local businesses – buy the locally made candle, a voucher to stay at one of our many fantastic accommodation venues, visit an eco-tourism park, dine locally and eat the array of locally grown produce.”

“Doing this supports local businesses, local jobs and the local economy – and that makes our community stronger,” Mr Buchholz said.

Mr Krause said that local businesses need our support, not only for the jobs they provide but for the contribution that so many give back to our community through sponsorships and support for great causes.

“I will be doing my Christmas shopping locally, and I urge everybody to do the same – keep dollars in our communities – let’s repay the support of small businesses with our dollars this Christmas.”

“Small businesses are the engine room of our electorate, driving innovation, employment and economic progress – the benefits of supporting local businesses and shopping locally cannot be underestimated.

“When you shop locally, your money stays locally, with one dollar spent at a local business returning up to five times that amount through employee wages, rates and the purchase of materials and supplies,” Mr Krause said.

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