"Mid Coast locals are great at pulling together when times are tough, and we've all been supporting our local businesses as they adapt to changing public health orders and restrictions through the COVID-19 pandemic," MidCoast Council economic development co-ordinator, Robyn Brennan said.
If you have a favourite business that's done great things over the last 12 months, show your appreciation by nominating them to receive a Thank You Hamper supported by MidCoast Council and local chambers of commerce.
"We've seen amazing resilience and adaptation by our businesses as they've tackled each of these challenges, but there's no doubt that these events have taken their toll on many business operators across the Mid Coast," Ms Brennan said.
MidCoast Council is partnering with the MidCoast Business Chamber, Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber, Business Taree, Harrington Crowdy Head, Old Bar Manning Point and Wingham chambers and we've been blown away by the level of support we received from the chambers."
MidCoast Business Chamber president, John Stevens said his group was very happy to get behind this program.
We've seen amazing resilience and adaptation by our businesses as they've tackled each of these challenges, but there's no doubt that these events have taken their toll on many business operators across the Mid Coast.MidCoast Council economic development co-ordinator, Robyn Brennan
"A thank you hamper may seem like a small thing to do, but it serves as another reminder to local businesses that there is a caring community surrounding them and this is supported across the region," Mr Stevens said.
The hampers will be chock-full of goodies including #shopmidcoast gift cards and locally produced products and we're asking everyone to nominate a local business that could really do with a reward, to receive a thank you hamper.
"By sourcing locally produced goods for the hampers, we're also supporting local businesses to get back on their feet," Ms Brennan said.
"The hamper products showcase the diversity of businesses in the Mid Coast and are a great way to let businesses know what's in their own big backyard, encourage collaboration and promote a strong and inclusive economy."
It's easy to show your favourite business you care - simply visit shopmidcoast.com.au/businesshamper and complete the online nomination form - it should take you around 2-3 minutes - and tell us why your chosen business deserves to win a thank you hamper.
You need to submit your nomination before entries close at 4.30pm tomorrow, Friday, October 15 so jump online today to bring some happiness to our much-loved local businesses.
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