SHOP LOCAL: Keep your hard-earned cash in the local economy by spending your Christmas dollars with Coffs Coast retailers.
SHOP LOCAL: Keep your hard-earned cash in the local economy by spending your Christmas dollars with Coffs Coast retailers. Trevor Veale

Campaign urges shoppers to buy local this Christmas

SHOPPERS are being urged to bring a little cheer into Coffs Harbour's businesses this festive season by shopping locally in the lead-up to Christmas.

A campaign by the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce supported by The Coffs Coast Advocate launches today with the aim of helping our economy by supporting local traders.

Chamber president George Cecato said the campaign was one we should all get behind if we are serious about protecting local jobs.

"Small businesses are the fabric of our community and if we don't support each other, businesses will stop existing which has flow-on effects for the wider community," he said.

"It's important all year round, but around Christmas businesses tend to build up a financial kitty that helps them through the thinner months.

"When you buy something local, you know your money's staying local - you can see the local owners supporting schools, sporting groups and other local businesses.

"With that in mind I would encourage our community to get behind local retailers this Christmas."



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