'Shop Local' and support Gundy businesses!
That's the message from Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce President Clive Quartermaine, who is encouraging locals to get behind the Chamber's 'Grow Gundy Gift Card' program.
Clive said the Grow Gundy Gift Cards are an EFTPOS gift card which is used by cardholders to purchase goods and services at more than 60 participating local stores.
The cards can be purchased at Allen's Pharmacy, O'Shea's Electrical, Border Builders, Goondiwindi Tyre Service, Lucy Walker Pharmacy, MacKenzies Home Hardware, and Stratford's Betta Home Living, or online at www.whyleavetown.com/purchase-online.
"Grow Gundy Gift Cards make a fantastic and convenient gift that keeps shopping dollars local in Goondiwindi. We'd love to see everyone in town think of the 'Grow Gundy Gift Cards' when they need to purchase a gift," Clive said.
He is backing up his commitment to the Chamber's "Shop Local" campaign with an offer to all local businesses of free participation in the Grow Gundy Gift Card program this year.
"It's been a horrendous start to the year, and businesses are hurting. The gift cards are designed to generate more sales for participating stores and be of benefit to the entire Goondiwindi community," he said.
"We hope that the Grow Gundy Gift Cards will pay a big part in our town's recovery, and we want to see as many businesses take up our offer as possible."
The Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce launched the gift cards in late 2011 to support the business community and stimulate the local economy, and since then more than $330,000 have been loaded onto the cards.
Previously named the 'Gundy Gift Cards', the program has been rebranded as part of the Chamber's Shop Local strategy.
"We have eye-catching new store-front signage and the tagline 'Shop, Trade, Play' highlights our vision that the cards be used to pay for any service offered in town, whether it's a meal, clothing, parts, fuel or a chiropractor's appointment."
Clive said joining the program is a quick and simple process. Businesses can contact Louise Carroll at the Chamber on PH: (07) 46 717 486 to find out more.
"The fight against coronavirus has caused significant suffering for Goondiwindi business. Now, more than ever, we need to get behind our local businesses, and the Grow Gundy Gift Cards are a perfect way to do just that."
He said the Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce pays for the gift cards, so that it's free for customers.
"100 per cent of the card's value goes to redeeming stores, and cards are now valid for three years from load up."
For a list of participating Goondiwindi store, visit www.whyleavetown/goondiwindi