Everyone has their faves… that bakery with the best vanilla slice and even better service, a playground with a fence and coffee van to boot, or the salon around the corner where perfect brows are guaranteed! Praise for these local gems should be shouted from the rooftops… actually, it’s 2023, so let’s go with Instagram shouts outs instead!
On 1 March, we're launching Find Your Local – an initiative to promote local businesses, places and spaces, complete with its own Instagram page.
To celebrate the launch, a 30 faves in 30 days competition will be hosted on the new @findyourlocalmanningham Instagram page. Nominate or tag your favourite businesses (in a different category each day) and go into the daily draw to win a $50 gift voucher.
This is the first time we've launched a page for the promotion of local businesses and our Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Diamante, said she hopes the new channel will meet the community where they are, and connect shoppers with local products and experiences so they can embrace everything Manningham has to offer.
“One benefit of living in such a diverse community is our access to a variety of unique products, services and spaces, just around the corner. Find Your Local will help residents find and keep up-to-date with what they can get locally.”
After the competition, the page will engage followers with local businesses by sharing their unique stories, products, services and offers. The page will also promote places and outdoor spaces for locals and visitors to explore, including parks, playspaces and walking tracks.
“When we buy locally, we not only support our hardworking businesses, but we invest in the future of Manningham. Let’s get around this initiative and work together to strengthen our economy,” Cr Diamante said.
If you want to know more about the initiative or 30 faves in 30 days competition, go to Find Your Local or @findyourlocalmanningham.