GREAT IDEA: Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce secretary Janelle Parker checks Buy Local entries at the Imbil Post Office. The promotion is attracting a lot of support and helping to give the Mary Valley economy a timely boost.
GREAT IDEA: Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce secretary Janelle Parker checks Buy Local entries at the Imbil Post Office. The promotion is attracting a lot of support and helping to give the Mary Valley economy a timely boost. Contributed

Buy locally for a chance to win monthly prizes

A MARY Valley campaign is attracting a groundswell of support from residents and helping drive the local economy.

The "think Queensland and buy locally" initiative is supported by monthly prize draws with 20,000 tickets on offer and is supported by the Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Residents who shop at participating businesses in the Mary Valley townships of Imbil, Kandanga, Amamoor and Dagun have the chance to win prize vouchers to be spent with local participating businesses.

So far, more than five businesses have registered in the program and a number of Kenilworth businesses are looking at joining in.

Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce secretary Janelle Parker said strong support from residents and businesses was great news for the local economy.

The initiative has been so successful, a 10,000 ticket run has been doubled to accommodate the surge in demand.

"Shopping at local participating businesses will benefit individual business, the general communities of the Mary Valley and demonstrate the proactive contribution to the Mary Valley Economic Development Strategy of the local Chamber of Commerce," Ms Parker said.

For a chance to win a monthly prize while supporting local businesses, look out for the Buy Local campaign signs in selected stores.

AT A GLANCE

What: Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce's buy local campaign

How to enter: Shop at participating businesses throughout the Mary Valley, including in Imbil, Kandanga, Amamoor and Dagun.

Simply look for the Buy Local campaign signs at each business.

What's on offer: Monthly prize draws including vouchers to spend with local participating businesses

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