Go Local First encourages the Hepburn Shire to buy locally

The COVID-19 crisis has made for a tough 2020, with many businesses within the Shire and around the country directly and indirectly affected. Through this crisis we have seen the best of our local communities and we want to encourage the best once again.

We are urging local consumers to do their bit to help economic recovery by buying locally from small businesses in the Hepburn Shire. Often these businesses are run by our neighbours, friends and people we see on our morning walk, at school drop off, or, in the main street.

To help encourage more local shopping, Hepburn Shire Council is participating in a nationwide campaign being delivered by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). The GO LOCAL FIRST campaign will be rolled out over the next six months with the simple call to action for Australians to spend locally first.

GO LOCAL FIRST encourages and reminds us to choose local small businesses when we are purchasing products, goods and services to help get the economy back on its feet, keep locals in jobs and money in our local communities. We know that our small businesses are the heartbeat of our community and, when they thrive, we all benefit.

Businesses need all of us to back them now by ‘going local first’ when you need to buy a product or service.

Council will be rolling out its own GO LOCAL FIRST social media campaign featuring local businesses. Look for the hashtag #golocafirst #golocalfirsthepburnshire and #helpinghepburn on our website as well as on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

This initiative is open to all businesses who are located in the Hepburn Shire. To get involved, simply fill out the ‘Expression of Interest’ form below. If you require further information about the campaign please contact Ryan Turner, Economic Development Specialist via email business@hepburn.vic.gov.au or phone 5321 6429.

Download our Go Local First social media toolkit to start promoting the campaign and your business!

Expression of Interest


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