Shop local and reap the rewards

Business association members and local business owners Shelley Gross (Wonderful Websites), Ty Simons (Driftwood Cafe), Stacey Moore (BookGrove) and Cathy Staehr (newsXpress) discuss shop local month. 156711

AUGUST is Shop Local month in Ocean Grove.
The Ocean Grove Business Association plans to encourage spending to kept locally by an initiative that will see both businesses and customers rewarded.
Anyone who shops locally will go into a draw to win for weekly prizes. The business group also wants to implement prizes for business owners who embrace the theme.
The initiative isn’t just restricted to bricks-and-mortar shops. Tradies will also be involved.
The association announced the month’s theme as ‘Live local, shop local, support local’.
There will be four weekly draws for prizes, encouraging consumers to keep their money in the town.
The group is looking for donations from businesses to form the prizes for punters.
Small Business Month is a State Government incentive that runs from 1 to 31 August.