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New campaign launched to highlight small businesses

New campaign launched to highlight small businesses

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The City of Whittlesea has launched an exciting campaign designed to help promote local business and help members of the community.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit the business community hard. Many small businesses are shut, others are limited to online and some have had to close due to financial stress.

You can still support your local businesses by Go Local First.

Each week the social media campaign Still Here 4 You will focus on a different theme/industry giving residents an opportunity to share online how they are supporting local business during the restrictions and give them a chance to win a $50 voucher to spend locally at one of those businesses.

Simply visit Whittlesea Unites Facebook page and tell us: How did you support a local produce store such as a grocer, butcher, baker, or cellar this week? Let us know in the comments and tag the business if possible so others can find them.

Still Here 4 You is supported by community radio station Plenty Valley FM.

The campaign will be bolstered by an online business directory which is currently being developed.

It forms part of the $500,000 Business Relief and Resilience Program which was funded by Council in September.



Still Here 4 You – Terms & Conditions

Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these conditions. Entries must comply with these conditions to be valid. 


Eligible Entrants

Entry is open to residents of Australia aged 18 years of age and over.

How to Enter

To enter, each entrant must, during the Entry Period:

Access your own personal Facebook account and post a comment on the Whittlesea Unites Facebook page answering or responding to one or all of the questions of the Still Here 4 You business campaign posts.

Ensure that your comment is made ‘public’ when posting your entry, so it is viewable for judging.

Step 1: Follow the City of Whittlesea Unites Facebook page

Step 2: Answer the question, or respond to the statement of the competition post.

Limits on Entry

Limit applies of one entry per person per question. Multiple entries throughout the Entry Period will be accepted, provided that entrants only submit one entry per question.

Entry Period

The competition commences at 00.01 [AEDT] on 21/09/20 and closes at 23.59 AEDT on 16/11/20 (“Entry Period”).

Each competition will run weekly for 8 consecutive weeks with weekly competitions.

Judging Dates 

Judging of all valid entries submitted throughout the Entry Period will take place at 12:00PM AEDT following the end of each week at City of Whittlesea offices 25 Ferres Boulevard South Morang VIC 3752 Australia (or a working from home location in line with Stage 4 Restrictions). All entries will be judged individually on their merits based on creativity and originality. All question responses will be equally considered. The best valid entries submitted throughout the Entry Period, as determined by the judges, will each receive a prize. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges from the City of Whittlesea as well as guest judges from Plenty Valley FM.

Prize Details

Prize consists of $50 cash card vouchers. All prize values are correct as at 21/09/2020 and are in Australian Dollars, but to the extent permitted by law, no responsibility is accepted by the Promoter for any variation in the value of the prize after that time.

Prize Limitations

Use of the gift cards is subject to the gift card terms and conditions. Gift cards must be redeemed before the expiry date marked on the gift card and can be redeemed at any local  business as indicated on the voucher.

Prize Delivery

Prizes will be distributed to winners within 60 days of the close of the Entry Period.

Notification of winners

Winners will be notified in writing via Facebook message on or by the end of the weekly entry period and the names of winners may be published on the Whittlesea Unites Facebook page