Whilst we adapt our lives to the new “norm” of staying at home, working from home and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic it is imperative that we support local businesses throughout the town.
With many businesses having to close or adapt to the new rules surrounding the pandemic we need to remember to shop, spend and invest locally where we can.
A lot of the businesses heavily affected by the pandemic are those that support the local sporting teams and school’s each year when funds are needed. So now is the time to support local!
“We are all in this together and doing as much as we can from home. It’s hard work and this is why it’s more important to use technology to stay connected. I am so impressed with our community in stepping up to support local businesses, helping our vulnerable people and respecting each other’s health,” said Cabonne Shire Mayor Kevin Beatty.
To survive a number of businesses have adapted locally to offer take away meals, grocery delivery, card only sales, shopping via appointments and telehealth appointments with GPs.
Representatives of Central West peak organisations are working together and pooling ideas to best assist and represent the Central West region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is very important to look after ourselves, firstly our lives and then our livelihoods,” said Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty.
“Some key regional development bodies are working together to help support our local economies. It’s important to keep in touch with these organisations and take advantage of their valuable services,” he said.
BizHQ is delivering:
• Business advice via zoom and phone funded by Business Connect (NSW Government)
• Webinars and workshops on various topics. Follow www.facebook.com/CentralNSWBusinessHQ/
• Digital advisors funded by the Australian Government
Regional Development Australia (RDA)
Central West Chair, Christine Weston en- courages everyone to continue to shop, spend and invest locally. “RDA Central West will continue to advocate on the region’s behalf to ensure the stimulus measures to date hit the mark and are responsive to the needs of our region. We welcome the collaborative approach of different levels of government in response to this situation,” said Ms Weston.
Business NSW, formally the NSW Business Chamber, represents businesses in NSW by providing;
• A dedicated and free destination to help business owners stay updated and understand what Coronavirus means for their business and employees – www.businessaustralia.com
• A Workplace Advice Hotline for human resource, industrial relations and legal queries.
• Free legal and human resource guides, templates, Q&A’s and articles. Assistance to understand the Federal and NSW Government stimulus packages