City Pride a great chance to support local business: Casos
PAUL Casos' enthusiasm for the Ipswich community is contagious.
The Ipswich Events Corporation executive chairman has lived in the area all his life and said the City Pride campaign was a great chance to support local business.
"I'm part of the furniture in Ipswich ... we're about a four or five generation family and I really do believe in Ipswich," Mr Casos said.
"I believe in community pride and in investing back into the area and I think City Pride is really what it's all about."
He said although Ipswich had gone through some tough times, community spirit had always prevailed.
"I think Ipswich people are very passionate people," he said.
"We must get involved encouraging people to shop in their local area, it's so important for jobs and for the economy of the town.
"The town is growing, I think the opportunities that are happening here in Ipswich are just mind-boggling."
The Ipswich Events Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that has been managing events within Ipswich since 1992.
"I hope that City Pride is a great success, I hope that people realise the benefit of supporting local businesses, it will just do wonders for the community," Mr Casos said.
"People should hop on board, be part of it, support their local businesses and show the flag for Ipswich."