Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Echo Publications today launches the Mullumbimby Shop Local Campaign.
The campaign, which goes until 23 December, will see $3,000 given away in vouchers to the community.
Simply spend $20 minimum at any of the participating stores and you will receive an entry form. Fill out your entry form, attach your receipt or have the store stamp your entry form, and drop the entry form at one of the boxes located at the Newsagency, Stewart’s Menswear or Santos.
Each Tuesday of the campaign at 12pm out the front of the Newsagency, 5 winners will be drawn except for the final week when 10 winners will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $100 voucher to spend at a participating store.
The winners will be announced on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce website, in the Echo newspaper, and will receive a notification by phone or email.
Please note: Vouchers must be spent by 31 March 2015 and cannot be spent at more than one store. Winners draws are final.
The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce commenced its second year, welcoming a new executive committee at this year’s AGM.
The new executives were Dean Stanford of Mullumbimby Newsagency as President and Trent Morris of Rock n Roll Coffee Company as Vice President.
The Secretary and Treasurer positions were filled by Mullum Mac’s Obi McDonald-Saint and Margaret Hatch of Mooyabil Farm Holidays respectively.
Jeannette Martin of Mullumbimby Community Gardens and David Piesse of Keep It Local were elected as executive members while Janelle Stanford took on the role of Public Relations and Sue Walker the task of Minutes Secretary.
Following a robust discussion at the AGM, the Chamber, made up of more than 50 businesses and community organisations, formalised its plans for developing and growing Mullumbimby businesses and the community in general.
“We don’t want to be seen as a Chamber that has only the business interests at heart,” Chamber president Dean Stanford said.
“We have a very vibrant and supportive community in Mullumbimby and this is the major contributor to Mullumbimby’s business success.”
Some of the plans include a sculpture walk along Mullumbimby’s bike paths, showcasing the artistic talent of the area, organising a community festival for later in the year, and providing free wireless internet to the centre of Mullumbimby.
The Chamber is also rolling out a branding campaign to promote Mullumbimby to both a local audience as well as visitors to the area.
If you run a local business or community organisation and would like to join the Chamber or would like more information about the services the Chamber provides, please contact the Secretary Obi McDonald-Saint on 0410 189 664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to build a website that not only represents the business interests of the community but also actively promotes business growth within the community.
The website aims to promote local business by maintaining an online directory of Mullumbimby businesses, which will feature contact details, trading hours, a Google map with the location of the business as well as an image gallery of the products each business sells.
In conjunction with the launch of the website, the Chamber has planned a number of events to help draw more people to Mullumbimby and put the biggest little town in Australia on the map.