In the lead-up to Christmas, Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has urged the community to back small business and shop local.
“The holiday season is when many small businesses work their hardest and employ more locals to meet the demands of the Christmas retail trade period,” Mr Buchholz said.
“It is important we back our small businesses which are the engine room of our economy and we can do this by shopping local this holiday season.”
“You can find something special and truly unique locally for family, friends and loved ones to enjoy and our local communities are home to wonderful small businesses offering an abundance of choice.”
“From locally grown fresh produce, spectacular wines and cheeses, country markets, galleries and farm stays, there really is something for everyone!”
Mr Buchholz said many of Wright’s small businesses employ more young people and those looking for casual work during the Christmas season.
“Christmas is a vital injection of cash and a confidence boost for our community, and it is a chance to help our small businesses employ more local people and keep money flowing in our local economy,” Mr Buchholz said.
“By backing small business this holiday season you are supporting the hard-working locals which they employ.”
“I encourage locals to spread the holiday cheer and buy local this Christmas to support our local small businesses.”