Helping local businesses get back on their feet

3 Nov 2021
Vibrant and Prosperous Economy

Manningham Business is helping local businesses reopen and recover with its latest Buy Local campaign.

From 25 October to 10 December, residents are encouraged to support local businesses by shopping locally and nominating a business that has shown resilience during the pandemic - for a chance to win one of four locally sourced hampers, valued at $500 each. 

Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said over the last 18 months there had been an unprecedented shift in how we connect with one another and do business.

“Manningham is a resilient community and many businesses adapted their business models to ensure we still have access to the products and services we love,” he said.

“I want to personally thank our community for continuing their support to our local businesses.”

All nominated businesses will receive a Manningham Business Excellence Award they can display within their business.

To enter the competition:

  1. visit and support a local business in Manningham
  2. access the nomination form by scanning the QR code on display
  3. tell us how the business has shown excellence and resilience during the pandemic.

This year’s Buy Local campaign builds on a number of initiatives that we have developed to help businesses transition into recovery including a $140,000 business grants program which assisted 74 applicants make improvements and acquire new skills to be competitive in a COVID environment.

This includes free mentoring, training and extensive assistance helping businesses become COVID Safe through COVID Safe plans, physical distancing floor decals, outdoor trading permits and more.

“Our community’s resiliency is the very thing that will bring us back on our feet after the pandemic is behind us,” Cr Conlon said.

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