Do your town proud, buy local
SUPPORT your neighbour and keep your money in the community.
This is the message Chinchilla Casket and Newsagency owner Steve Kurtz wants to send.
Mr Kurtz jumped on board with the Town Proud Buy Local campaign, an economic stimulus initiative for Chinchilla.
"The more money invested back into this town the more it circulates and goes back through the community," he said.
The business owner said the town was dealt a blow recently when people lost jobs in the gas industry, but said the campaign was a chance for the town to get back on its feet.
"We want to be on board to drive sales and support our local community," he said.
CCCI secretary manager Bill Blake said the campaign was a driving force behind Chinchilla's economy.
"It's undergone yet another change with the conclusion of the construction phase of the coal seam gas industry," he said.
"And this has seen the number of people shopping in our town reduced."
Mr Blake urged the community to take advantage of resources at their doorstep.
"We have everything we need right here," he said.
"If we all support each other's businesses, the flow-on effect is that our economy remains healthy."
The CCCI manager urged businesses to jump on board with the campaign.
"Businesses are welcome to join as it becomes more visible," he said.
Mr Blake said businesses and buyers will be rewarded for participation, with prizes up to $20,000 up for grabs.
The Town Proud Buy Local campaign will launch on September 1.
For more information phone Bill Blake on 4668 9172 or visit chinchilla.org.au.