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Welcome to the Mullum Shop Local Campaign

From the Chamber:

Mullum-Chamber-of-Commerce-Logo512Welcome, everyone, to the Shop Local Campaign being run by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Echo Publications. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to support local businesses and for our local businesses to give back to the community.

Thanks to The Echo, we have $3,000 to give away in vouchers to local shoppers to spend at local participating stores. Last year, we had more than 5,000 entries from local shoppers and this year we anticipate even more. In keeping with the strong values of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, this campaign is about stimulating the local economy, bringing the community together, and building a supportive and sustainable Mullumbimby.

We wish you all a prosperous lead-up to the festive season and a wonderful start to the new year.

From The Echo:

ByronEcho-600pxThe Echo grew up around here and we’re proud to support the Shop Local campaign, because those of us who’ve chosen to live here love it. You can walk down the street with your kids and they’ll know people in the shops. When you buy something, you know your money’s staying local – you can see the local owners supporting the schools and other local businesses.

It’s probably been like this for a hundred years: ‘oyster bars’ have been replaced by cool cafes, organic stores and computer shops; and it’s a bit harder to get a park, but you can still see your friends from the hills shopping in Mullumbimby’s main street or at the music festival. There’s a great sense of community here that we should support by shopping locally.

How to enter:

1. Simply spend $20 or more at a participating store and you will receive an entry form.

2. Fill out the entry form and have the back stamped by the participating store or attach your receipt.

3. Drop the entry form into the specially marked box located at participating stores.

Each Monday of the campaign, five winners will be drawn, ten winners will be drawn in the final week. Winners will receive a $100 voucher to spend at a participating store. There are 30 x $100 vouchers to be won. Winners will be contacted by phone or email and will be announced on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce website and in The Echo newspaper.

Terms & Conditions: The Mullum Shop Local campaign runs for five weeks from 24 November and finishes on 29 December. Vouchers must be spent by 31 March 2016 and cannot be spent at more than one store. Winners draws are final.

Last week's feature:




SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

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Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.