#wepledgelocal campaign to support local business in Mackay Isaac Whitsunday

Published: 23 Mar 2020

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) has launched a community activation campaign #wepledgelocal designed to encourage the community of Mackay Isaac Whitsunday to love their local business and keep supporting them however they can.

Greater Whitsunday Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Ms Kylie Porter said there was never a more important time for everyone to come together as a community and support Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday (MIW) businesses.

“The #wepledgelocal campaign is a promise for everyone to love our local, through good times and hard. And there are no more challenging times than what we are experiencing right now,” said Ms Porter.

“This campaign will focus our positive energy and actions into one tangible goal: to support our regional businesses and to ensure they have a future beyond this current crisis.”

Ms Porter said the campaign has two main objectives.

“Firstly, we want to provide a place to showcase and promote our region’s creative business solutions and offer tangible ways for our community to keep supporting local businesses.

“Secondly, we encourage businesses to use the #wepledgelocal Facebook group and hashtag to share important content and resources to help our local businesses trade through these unprecedented conditions,” said Ms Porter.

Ms Porter said supporting the concept was easy:

1. If you can, keep spending with local businesses to keep our local supply chains strong!

2. Like the #wepledgelocal Facebook page - https://bit.ly/33vMoDe and SHARE with your business and personal network.

3. Start sharing your #wepledgelocal stories (yours or others) to get the conversation going – this also gives us content to share on the #wepledgelocal page.

“We want to hear from businesses that are using adaptive and creative ways to keep the doors open and servicing their customers. Do you offer free delivery? Are you live streaming your yoga class so your clients can practice at home?

“We know our region has a resilient and entrepreneurial spirit and it’s vital we encourage our community to get behind our local businesses right now.” Head to Facebook and search #wepledgelocal to keep up with all the latest news.

Greater Whitsunday Alliance is the region’s peak, independent economic development body committed to making the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday region strong for generations.