Think Local Shop Local This Christmas

By Seamus Whelehan

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As we get closer to Christmas and start wrapping up our shopping, Midleton and Area Chamber of Commerce are asking you to spend Christmas at home.
There are a multitude of opportunities to buy your gifts locally.
For making a real effort to shop locally participating stores, will reward those who shop local with a free entry in a draw for every €20 spend, for a €500 and €250 shopping voucher and a series of €50 vouchers to spend in the January sales.
What you can find in Cork City you can probably find here locally. When people shop locally their euro is reinvested into the local economy, keeping people in the community and serving the families that we have here. Local independent operators in turn reinvest that euro not only in maintaining jobs and wages but also invest in the community’s wellbeing.
The retail business is of vital importance to the Irish economy employing over 275,000 people, making it about 14% of the total Irish work force.
Without your support the jobs at this time, and year round are not secure.
Andrea Gunn Midleton and area Chamber of commerce business development manager says “Late shoppers can get all they want locally, secure in the knowledge that they have gifted prosperity in their local business.”

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