With many Hunter Valley businesses still struggling, thanks to COVID-19 and the latest round of the pandemic, Cessnock City Council is stepping up to lend a hand.
The organisation’s Economic Development Team (EDT) has five $100 gift cards to giveaway this January as part of its ongoing Support Local campaign.
During the month, residents are being encouraged to post on Facebook or Instagram – describing in 25 words or less how they’d spend their voucher in the Cessnock LGA.
To ensure the EDT can see your entry, set the post to public and use the campaign hashtag #SupportLocalCessnock.
Residents are able to enter as many times as they like and urged to tag the local business mentioned in the post.
“The initiative is all about encouraging people to support local business,” Cessnock City mayor Jay Suvaal said.
“With 10 competitions planned via social media, there’s a total of $5000 in prizes to be given away, including gift cards, restaurant and accommodation vouchers, hampers and more.”
Cr Suvaal is keen to get behind the campaign – and hopes others follow his lead.
“Many of our local businesses have suffered due to COVID-19 restrictions, so what better way to start 2022 than to show them our support,” he said.
“Shopping local keeps our community strong and you can even use the Dine and Discover vouchers to get more value for your money as the scheme has been extended to June 2022.”
The initiative will continue from now until 31 January.
For terms and conditions, visit the Advance Greater Cessnock website and follow the Advance Cessnock City Facebook page to stay up-to-date with all the latest information.
Local business owners can also access the Support Local campaign toolkit via the Advance Greater Cessnock website to help promote their services and facilities.
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