Back Small Business and shop local these holidays

In the lead-up to Christmas Day, Member for Forrest Nola Marino has urged people to back small business and shop local.

“The holiday season is when many small businesses work their hardest and employ more locals to meet the demands of the Christmas retail trade period,” Mrs Marino said.

“It is important we back our small businesses which are the engine room of our economy and we can do this by shopping local.

“You can find something special and truly unique locally for family, friends and loved ones to enjoy and the South West has wonderful small businesses offering an abundance of choice.”

Mrs Marino said many of the region’s small businesses employ more young people and those looking for casual work during the Christmas season.

“Christmas is an opportunity to help our small businesses employ more local people and keep money flowing around our local economy,” Mrs Marino said.

Mrs Marino has also backed the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack’s call to Australians this Christmas – buy local and shop local.