The Sutherland Shire Business Chamber is a proud supporter and advocate for our local community. As small businesses are the largest employers in Australia, it is our mission to support local businesses to help retain and grow jobs in our wonderful community.
Why? When you purchase from locally-owned businesses, on average 58% more of your money stays within your community than in comparison to a purchase you make at any multinational store. This means that when you spend locally, more of your hard-earned income ends up in a place that directly benefits you, your family, friends and the Sutherland Shire.
By choosing to go local, you are doing more than just keeping your favourite small businesses operating.
When you support local small businesses, you’re stimulating the local economy and the employment of people you know. You’re contributing to the growth of your community, which in turn increases the liveability of your suburb and the value of your home.
Local spending can be as simple as eating in or getting takeaway from a local restaurant, or even liking and leaving a comment on your favourite cafe’s social media page.
Hold your Christmas Party in the Sutherland Shire
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with so many local businesses open over the end of year break and restrictions easing, why not hold your Christmas party at one of your favourite local venues?
Many local businesses will be hosting amazing Christmas parties and events for the community. From pubs and clubs to restaurants and family-friendly venues, local businesses are relying on this year’s holiday season to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic.
If your business has chosen not to hold a Christmas party this year, you can still buy your Christmas presents from local gift stores across the Sutherland Shire.
There are countless small ways to support local businesses. Let’s get the Sutherland Shire going again. Let’s Go Local First.
Would you like to learn more about how you can Go Local First?