19 May: Scenic Rim communities and businesses can show their regional pride and support shopping locally through a recently established campaign 'One Scenic Rim'.
Scenic Rim communities and businesses can show their regional pride and support shopping locally through a recently established campaign 'One Scenic Rim', which was officially launched today by Scenic Rim Regional Council.
Mayor Greg Christensen said there was no more important time than now for our communities to show their regional pride and support the region's economic recovery.
"Our communities have rallied as 'one' to support each other during floods, drought and bushfires over the past few years, and now we face one of our toughest economic and social challenges with COVID-19.
"We have heard some great stories and witnessed first-hand how our local businesses have shown innovation and adapted their businesses, but at the same time there are many people really suffering financially and emotionally, so it's important they know they're not alone," Cr Christensen said.
The One Scenic Rim idea started early on in the COVID-19 journey when Council promoted looking out for one another through its COVID-19 community brochure and local disaster updates and promoted supporting local businesses to the broader regional community through its Visit Scenic Rim and Eat Local Week digital platforms.
"With social distancing and isolation becoming the new norm, it was important for people in our communities to understand that while they were apart, we are in this together.
"The brand and further concepts were developed from there by Council officers as an extension of the work Council and Visit Scenic Rim have done during COVID-19 to support our local businesses," Cr Christensen said.
"Our remit is for the entire Scenic Rim, and we recognise we have an important role to build a positive reputation for the entire local government area, foster pride in the region and bring our communities together.
"Before launching One Scenic Rim, we spoke to a variety of businesses across the region who have had to adapt the way they do business in response to COVID-19.
"Everyone was really positive about what the campaign aims to do, and we've shared some of their stories on our website.
"While the One Scenic Rim concept was created by Council, we see it as a long-term regional brand and key message that will be owned by all our community - residents, businesses, our employees and our visitors.
"It builds on the characteristics of compassion and solidarity that our region is so famous for, and I'm looking forward to seeing people across our communities showing they're Scenic Rim proud," he said.
How you can get involved in One Scenic Rim.
- Support local businesses. Buy local where you can. Buy gift vouchers in advance from local businesses. If you're building or renovating, use local tradespeople.
- Show your pride and pledge your support. Use the social media assets to add to your accounts, pledge your support to buy local.
- Share your story. Share your story on social media and show your regional pride by using the #onescenicrim
- Add your business or community group. Add your business or community group to the online directory as another way to reach the Scenic Rim community.
For more information on how you can show your Scenic Rim pride and support for buying local visit www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/onescenicrim