Buy local campaign launches in south

Read about a new drive to spark economic growth and promote community pride.

Residents in Marion’s southern suburbs are being urged to “buy local” as part of a new drive to spark economic growth and promote community pride.

A recently launched campaign titled Local is the new Black targets Hallett Cove, Trott Park and Sheidow Park, where more than 4700 businesses are registered.

The first company to sign up to the scheme was Muffin Break at Hallett Cove Shopping Centre, which is run by Sharon Bond.

“I employ 14 local young people, use nearby suppliers whenever possible, and encourage regular customers with discounts,” Ms Bond said.

“The campaign is a terrific idea as local patronage is essential to the success of my business.”

Local is the new Black is an initiative of Hallett Cove Business Association, which is chaired by Marie Soliman.

“Shopping locally for goods and services keeps dollars in the community, shops and services open, promotes employment, and helps people feel connected,” Ms Soliman said.

“Businesses that join Hallett Cove Business Association automatically benefit from the campaign and receive promotional materials, including posters, and a listing on our website and Facebook page to draw customers.”

The buy local campaign is supported by a $2000 Community Grant from the City of Marion.

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