TRY FERMOY FIRST – NEW INITIATIVE TO SAFEGUARD LOCAL SHOPS
Do you or any of your family know somebody working in a business in Fermoy? If the answer is yes, the Fermoy Business Action Group (FBAG) urges you to ‘Try Fermoy First’ for any of your purchases.
The more local people shopping locally, and supporting employers who are keeping family and friends employed, the greater chance that these businesses will survive in Fermoy and attract further new businesses.
FBAG are undertaking a shop local initiative starting at Easter and continuing for several weeks to emphasize the choice available in Fermoy and to get local businesses to concentrate on providing value and service to all shoppers.
A QUALITY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Fermoy businesses can offer advice, good humour, comparative pricing with other towns and Cork City, and an overall quality shopping experience.
Members of the committee travelled to Kanturk recently to meet with the local chamber of commerce and learned that the campaign in Kanturk yielded strong results with shoppers giving their town the first opportunity for purchases.
Kanturk businesses were featured on national TV and press, and eighteen new businesses opened during 2010.
A very constructive meeting was held recently with the town clerk Ray Owens and a motion is to be put forward at the next council meeting, to provide an extended free parking period during Easter weekend.
An appeal is being made to employees to refrain from clogging up the streets and keep on street parking spaces available for shopping customers.
Further discussions will take place in relation to parking issues in general.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
David Valentine, chairman of Fermoy Business Action Group, told The Avondhu, “This is a great opportunity for locals to support local business and maintain or create jobs. We all underestimate what’s available in Fermoy and, as the tagline suggests, I would urge people to ‘Try Fermoy First’ to keep our businesses in business and our friends and family employed.”
A launch night will be organised shortly so watch out for posters in shop windows and further details in local press.
Thursday 14th April 7:37pm