‘Love Local’ to Support Moyne Businesses
Published on 27 October 2020
Residents and visitors are being encouraged to support Moyne businesses by shopping locally within their community in a new campaign launched this week.
The campaign, part of a range of Council support initiatives aimed at business recovery, builds on Council’s “Looking out for Moyne” messaging, and reinforces the importance of supporting local businesses as they recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
Moyne Shire CEO Bill Millard said each decision to support a local business could help that business keep its doors open.
“Choosing to buy from a local business can make all the difference, especially now when so many businesses are doing it tough because of the Coronavirus pandemic,” Mr Millard said.
“Moyne’s small businesses need our local community to back them now more than ever.
“We want every one of our local businesses to be there on the other side of this crisis. Now is the time to be out there supporting our local suppliers, accountants, retailers, tradies, restaurants and cafes.
“The campaign will actively promote shopping at local businesses through a marketing campaign while local businesses are also encouraged to get on board by displaying the ‘Love Local’ logo, with stickers and posters being distributed by Council.”
Council is leading the campaign with a series of “Love Local” shopping competitions that will offer thousands of dollars in shopping vouchers to people who shop locally.
“Kicking off this week is the first of a number of ‘Love Local’ competitions to be held over the coming months in the shire,” Mr Millard said.
“The Community Bank Port Fairy have joined with Council to sponsor this first competition, with $2500 worth of shopping vouchers up for grabs.
“Anyone who spends $20 or more at a Moyne-based business is eligible to enter, simply by submitting a copy of their receipt on Council’s website.”
The competition opens on Friday, 30 October and five lucky shoppers will win $100 vouchers in draws on 6 November, 13 November and 20 November.
Shoppers who spend $20 or more at a Moyne Shire business can enter by submitting a copy of their receipt at www.moyne.vic.gov.au/LoveLocal, accompanied by their contact details.
Receipts, with contact details written on the back, can also be dropped off at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre, Koroit Newsagency, the Community Bank Port Fairy and council’s Mortlake and Port Fairy customer service centres.
Four $250 vouchers are on offer for the grand finale draw on 27 November.
For more information on the Love Local campaign visit https://www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Our-Services/Economic-Development/Love-Local.