“SAY ‘HELLO NEWRY’ THIS CHRISTMAS”
Celebrate Small Business Saturday on 7th December 2013
“Hello Newry” is hosting events on Hill Street and Monaghan Street this Saturday 7th December to celebrate “Small Business Saturday” which coincides with our “Buy Local” message this Christmas. Newry City Centre Management have teamed up with Newry & Mourne District Council and Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade to host a promotional day, calling on all shoppers and traders who are looking for goods and services to “think local first” when it comes to purchases.
Michael Ruane, Mayor of Newry & Mourne District Council said, “I am delighted to be launching the Small Business Saturday to coincide with the “Buy Local” message for this Christmas period. Newry has so much to offer and I want to encourage the people of the greater Newry & Mourne area to support our local businesses over the coming months. The “BUY LOCAL” initiative is designed to encourage citizens to spend their money locally with the main focus on educating people about the economic and cultural benefits of buying local and also creating and securing local jobs.
Deborah Loughran, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade said, "There are lots of reasons to come to Newry this festive season - Newry has great shopping and services, events and activities, fantastic restaurants and bars, places to stay and everyone is guaranteed warm welcome.
"Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade are delighted to be supporting the 'Small Business Saturday Initiative on Saturday 7th December to emphasise the strength of the independent and small business sector in the City. This will coincide with 'Buy Local' campaign which is aimed at encouraging local people to support service providers and retail outlets in their local area”.
Jack Murphy, Chairman of Newry City Centre Management said, “It’s extremely important for businesses to support this ‘Small Business Saturday” initiative to encourage customers to shop local this Christmas. With a positive message that customer can now park and shop for 5 hours at the cost of £1 give visitors a longer amount of time to avail of the shops, services and activities we have on offer during the festive season.
Throughout the day there will be a range of events taking place in both Cathedral & Creamery Quarters. Q Radio 100.5FM will be hosting an outside broadcast providing music, chat and interviews with local business, traders and customers. Promotional staff will be handing out shopping bags and information with music and entertainment taking place in Cathedral and Creamery Quarters.
We are calling on the businesses to support the campaign by offering customers on the day a “Small Business Saturday Treat” and the ‘Hello Newry’ team will promote your offers or discounts on the Cathedral & Creamery Quarters social media pages.
To find out more information about forthcoming events or shopping in Newry City please visit: www.newry.com
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