It's time to put the locals back in local business.
The 'Shop Local First' campaign started by Highland FM aims to support local businesses that are doing it tough due to COVID-19.
A Facebook post written by radio station manager Adam Stokeld has encouraged residents to put local businesses first.
"The Coronavirus will send many of our businesses to the wall. We love our Southern Highlands and as a community, we can unite and provide help where it is surely needed," read the post.
"There are many locally owned businesses all over the Highlands. Shop there first whether in person, on-line or call them to arrange delivery.
"While you are at it, treat yourself to a takeaway, or home delivery. You will be treating them too."
Click here for a list of local businesses that are open.
The 'Shop Local First' campaign echoes the sentiments expressed by Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Steve Horton.
"People need to buy online from our community and keep our community alive," Steve said.
"Now is the time to rally as a community and support our businesses online."
"The community can only be a community if business and residents work together. Now is the time to stand together and support one another."
Earlier this year Destination Southern Highlands began its 'Share the Love campaign' to encourage people to buy from local businesses.
The campaign will run until June and offers great deals that support local businesses. To check out the deals, click here.
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