Cessnock Chamber of Commerce is urging local people to shop in town this festive season, with a promotion that gives shoppers even more reasons to shop local where possible.
The ‘Cessnock Buy Local’ campaign gives shoppers the chance to win a share of $1500 ‘Cessnock Dollars’ – to be spent right here in Cessnock.
Just spend $20 or more in one transaction at a participating store by December 15 to go into the prize draw.
Chamber president Clint Ekert said the campaign has been very popular with local shoppers who would like to win in the lead up to Christmas.
“Shoppers are very excited about the chance of winning a share in $1500, and retailers are too,” Mr Ekert said.
“It would certainly be a nice boost leading into Christmas, and what better way to support local than spend it right here in Cessnock.”
The campaign is backed by the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce and is open to members and other local businesses.
The aim is to increase economic growth in the Cessnock LGA by providing more reasons to keep people spending local where possible.
Local businesses are excited about the campaign, which gives them the opportunity to showcase their business to new customers.
“It's a great program to promote to people that Cessnock has some great little businesses who rely on the support of locals,” Sportspower Cessnock manager Tara Herring said.
“Not only does shopping local help businesses but it keeps local people employed – we have seven staff at Sportspower who are all local to Cessnock.”
Cessnock Buy Local entries close on Friday, December 15 and the winner will be drawn on Wednesday, December 20.
The participating businesses are:
- Matthew Evans Podiatry
- Jdlani Jewellery and Giftware
- Pizazz Boutique
- Grinders Espresso Bar & Flowers
- Beveridge’s Menswear
- Flanagan’s Menswear
- Butterfly’s Fashion Boutique
- Chameleon Play Cafe
- The Happy Tooth
- Al-Oi Thai
- Bombora Surf Shop
- Auto One Cessnock
- Balloon Worx
- Exquisite Cakes By Lennert
- Bowens Natural Therapy
- Bluebird Florist
- Radiant Makeup & Beauty
- Carney’s Motorcycle Accessories
- Cessnock Plaza News
- Cessnock Leagues Club
- Sign Style
- Cessnock Print Place
- Lifeguard Tyres
- PK’s Olde General Store
- Cessnock West Newspower
- The Mine Shaft Restaurant
- Wollombi Road Providore
- PJ’s on Wollombi
- Bellbird Butchery