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Praise for Small Business Proprietors Across the Plains

October is the month to continue to show your support for our Shire’s many small businesses.

NSW Small Business Month is an opportunity to celebrate our small business owners, their valuable contributions to our local community and their resilience in the face of the most tumultuous of times over the past few years. After drought gripped our community so desperately for far too long, a worldwide pandemic threatened the commitment of even the most stoic business owners. And, for those business owners affected by last month’s fire in Mungindi, 2020 could not have dealt a more brutal blow.

Yet in the face of such adversity over such a prolonged period, our small business owners have ploughed on; continuing to open their doors, changing the way they do business and continuing to invest and develop their businesses in a way that contributes to the liveability of our community.

From Moree Plains Shire Council, a very big thank you.

After the years that have been, Council’s MyMoree team thought there could not be a better time to showcase our remarkable small business community this Small Business Month and so our latest MyMoree video instalment was born. While the video features quite a few of our small businesses, it seeks to celebrate all those small businesses which call the Moree Plains home.

Council’s Economic Development and Grants Team Leader, Susannah Pearse, relished the opportunity to develop the concept and script our latest celebration of the Moree Plains, with Council engaging local small business RabbitHop Films to bring the concept to life.

“As a community, we need to support our local businesses. These businesses enhance the character of the Plains and create local jobs and we know that money spent locally stays local so supporting our small business sector has never been more vital.

“Our small businesses contribute so much to the Moree Plains. After such a difficult few years, this Small Business Month, it seemed fitting to create a beautiful feature to highlight just how special these businesses are. 

“We have launched our video through our MyMoree platform which has a broad audience both within the Moree Plains and beyond its black soils. We encourage all community members to share this video through their Facebook page,” said Mrs Pearse.

Mayor Katrina Humphries echoed this sentiment “I think we had all hoped that this year’s early rains were heralding a time of much needed prosperity for our Shire after such a dire few years. Unfortunately, none of us had an inkling of the times that were to come.

“But, I genuinely believe that the tenacity of our business community has once again been demonstrated with their response to this year’s challenges.

“I also want to thank our community and our visitors for continuing to support our local economy by shopping local, eating local and spending local. We all have to play our part in keeping our local economy going.”

NSW is home to more than 785,000 small businesses who make a valuable contribution; they make up 97.5% of businesses in NSW and employ more than 41% of the private sector workforce.