Are you supporting local business this holiday season?

christmasWe’re big fans of local businesses at Arbee Real Estate and we strongly encourage other locals to get out there and discover the great range of local businesses and services on offer this holiday season.

We often hear people talking of a favourite local business that is no longer in operation, but what many people forget is that if we don’t support local businesses then we don’t get to keep them.

Local businesses require support from the local community and in return they provide much more back – with every dollar spent at a local business returning many times that amount to the local economy through things like employee wages, rates and the purchase of goods and materials.

Let’s not forget that shopping locally is also good for the environment as it helps reduce the global carbon footprint, due to fewer goods needing to be transported across vast distances.

So if you still have some gift shopping to do this Christmas then consider what is on offer locally and help support the people and businesses that give back and make this community a great place to live.

There are plenty of fantastic local producers in the region that we can all take advantage of and you can generally find them by looking around town or by heading to local markets or events.

We always love to hear about local products too, so if you own a local business or know of a great one in the Bacchus Marsh region, then let everyone in the community know by leaving a comment.