This week Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker unveiled ‘Shop Isaac,’ a region wide campaign designed to support local businesses and encourage residents to shop in their own town.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Baker said the program is more than just your average ‘Buy Local’ campaign, and incorporates a loyalty gift card program, which will see money spent back in regional communities.
“The program includes gift cards which can only be redeemed at local businesses, tourist destinations and events who are part of Shop Isaac,” Mayor Baker said.
Mayor Baker urged local businesses to register and start to reap the program’s many benefits.
“Shop Isaac is completely free to sign up, all you need is an EFTPOS machine to participate.”
“Businesses who register receive a dedicated Shop Isaac promotional kit along with support from our Business Support Officer”
“Shop Isaac promotes and endorses the choices that matter,” Mayor Baker said.
“When we choose to shop in our own town, we choose jobs for our family members and we give our towns the chance to thrive.”
“Local businesses are the backbone of our communities, they offer personal service, they are unique, they know us, they live and work next door to us, and they reinvest back in our communities.”
“Now is the time to support these gems which make our communities better places to live, work and play.”
Mayor Baker encouraged industry leaders to support local communities by purchasing gift cards.
“Shop Isaac gift cards can be used as employee incentives, employee rewards or as a means of community sponsorship,” Mayor Baker said.
“When industry leaders support local business, it builds stronger communities.”