City Pride joins locals and business
NOBODY knows the importance of supporting local business more than Cameron McKenzie.
As Junior Vice President at the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce, he talks every day with Ipswich business owners.
He sees small business as the backbone of our city, and says that in this tough climate its more important than ever to get behind our locally owned retailers and businesses.
"Supporting Ipswich business means local jobs first and foremost," Cameron said at the launch of City Pride. "By spending locally we are all supporting local tourism, local residents and the local economy.
"There are lots of opportunities in Ipswich if we shop locally and the local economy will thrive because people are shopping locally in Ipswich.
"Small business is the engine room of the economy and a large proportion of our national and local economy" Cameron said.
You too can show support for Ipswich and grab yourself a share of $10,000 in Gift Wallets to spend at over 330 participating businesses.
The first two draws have gone off, but you still have this week to get your entries in for the final draw of a $5000 prize!
Have you got your entries in? You can drop off your entry forms in the barrels at Riverlink in the Food Court, outside Woolworths at Brassall Shopping Centre, or drop them in to the Queensland Times in West Ipswich.
You can also post your entries to City Pride Contest, The Queensland Times, 260 Brisbane Street, West Ipswich, Qld, 4305.
Every shopping trip you make in Ipswich means you are supporting local business and if you win, you can spend that money at any participating City Pride businesses, so the choice is yours! City Pride - it's all about supporting our local family owned businesses!