30 March: Support Lismore backs local businesses amid COVID-19

09 Apr 2020

Lismore City Council is encouraging people to get behind an online campaign aimed at supporting local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Support Lismore website and Facebook group are the brainchild of Lismore businesswoman Sally Flannery, a ceramic artist with a professional background in marketing and business development.

Her aim is to rally support for local enterprises forced to diversify or change their business model by the COVID-19 crisis.

Lismore City Council’s Economic Development Manager Tina Irish said Council was 100% behind the idea.

“The idea is to help businesses that are adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19 by showcasing how they are doing things differently, and what they are continuing to offer the public,” Ms Irish said.

“The online platform developed by Support Lismore is a professional approach to backing the business community during this challenging time, and gives customers a ‘one-stop’ site to find out about any changes.

“There has already been a good uptake from the business community, especially from cafes and restaurants who are adapting to a takeaway and delivery service, and the model is a sound one for other types of business.

“I would encourage local business people to get on board.”

To find out more visit supportlismore.com or go to ‘Supporting Lismore Small Business’ on Facebook.

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