In the lead-up to Christmas Day, Nationals Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, has urged the communities on the Mid North Coast to back small business and shop local.
“The holiday season is when many small businesses work their hardest and employ more locals to meet the demands of the Christmas retail trade period,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“It is important we back our small businesses which are the engine room of our economy and we can do this by shopping local this holiday season.
“Locally you can find something special and truly unique for family, friends and loved ones to enjoy and the Mid North Coast has wonderful small businesses offering an abundance of choice.”
“From Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries just outside of Port Macquarie for fine local produce, to Stuart’s Newsagency for your Christmas cards and wrap, to Go Vita and the Red Sparrow Tea Company in Coffs Harbour for unique gifts—the local options are diverse to help you find a present for that hard to buy for person.”
Mr Hartsuyker said many local small businesses employ more young people and those looking for casual work during the Christmas season.
“The Christmas season provides a vital injection of cash and confidence boost for our community, and it is a chance to help our small businesses employ more local people and keep money flowing around our local economy,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
Mr Hartsuyker has also backed the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack’s call to Australians this Christmas—buy local and shop local.
“By backing small business this holiday season you are supporting the 5.6 million hard-working Australians which they employ—make this Christmas merry and shop local,” Mr McCormack said.
Today marks 18 days until Christmas Day.