Support local, buy local

CHcommunitychampions is a fantastic way for the Central Highlands to recognise the achievements of our businesses and the great work that they do in supporting our local community.  The campaign aims to raise awareness of:

  • the importance of supporting local businesses across the region;
  • the businesses located in each community that support local schools, sporting group and community organisations; and
  • the importance of local and regional groups that are supporting local businesses across the Central Highlands region and getting other businesses involved.

CHcommunitychampions is a partnership initiative between CHDC, Central Highlands Regional Council and Local Buying Foundation.

Small businesses make a significant contribution to our local economy and communities across the region. Let’s remind our community and region of the importance of buying local. These businesses don’t just donate cash – they donate their time and their lives to our region to ensure it continues to grow sustainably.

In 2017, CHDC held the inaugural CHcommunitychampions cocktail event as part of Small Business Week.  More than 30 local businesses were represented as they celebrated and networked together, as a way for community groups and businesses to talk further about partnerships, support and shared goals.

Nominate a Champion below!