An overview of upcoming member opportunities, events, city news and much more...
Hope everyone is doing well and starting to get your Christmas windows and merchandising underway!
I’d like to start by acknowledging the sad news of the resignation of David Peach from the Launceston Chamber of Commerce due to ill health. The last year has seen so much positive collaboration between Cityprom and Launceston Chamber of Commerce in the interests of the city and small business. David has been a really positive person to work with and I would like to personally say how much I will miss working with him and that my thoughts are with his family.
We all want Tasmanians and visitors to be shopping in Launceston for their Christmas gifts (it is the best shopping in the state as we all know!), so please take a minute to register for our Christmas window competition. Don’t miss out as the public loved this competition last year so will be coming in to check out the windows again. We have a huge amount of professional entertainment booked throughout December again and have recently added some new buskers to add to the cheer. We all have a part to play in making it a festive destination that attracts the crowds so please share our content on what’s happening in the city to your customers too!
The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise will have a gift wrapping service on Saturdays in the mall during December with roaming characters and carols – make sure you promote this to your customers and share our social media posts on the entertainment, Santa’s grotto and mail box and the Find the Reindeer competition.
Faces of Launceston – The city version!
We’re really excited to be partnering with well-known Launceston photographer Philip Kuritiva who wants between 35 and 50 businesses to sign up to have a large black and white photo of a Launceston local (be it yourself, one of your staff or a loyal customer!) in your window for a display in March 2022. His work is of an exceptionally high standard and we will be heavily promoting the exhibition to the public which will be all around the Cityprom businesses. Sign up link can be found in the newsletter.
Cityprom member Tracie Leslie from TM Designs came along to the last one of these and picked up several jobs making tote bags and clothing for the new manufacturing arm of her business which was wonderful. If you saw the NORTH Festival tote bags, they were fabulous and came from Tracie. We love supporting our members. If you have a small business and want to spread the word and make connections, this is a great way to do it, so sign up using the link in the newsletter. I hope to see you there!
Landlord Martin Harris is seeking votes for his mural project on the corner of York and George Street through the Great Regional Cities projects. There are a couple of projects that would highly benefit the city, so make sure you jump on as an engaged city worker, business or dweller and vote for them – this mural would be an AMAZING addition to the little parklet on that corner and brighten up the city to no end. A link to voting can be found in the newsletter.
The festival was a great success and you will soon receive a survey to tell us your thoughts and how it affected your business. It brought several thousand people into the city over the two week period and we hope you enjoyed it. It’s quite incredible what the Cityprom team pulled off to get it all in motion, and how many of you got creative and involved, so thank you to everyone for such a positive event.
There are lots of opportunities to promote your business and win awards in this months newsletter too – we love shouting about success, so let us know if you have things to celebrate!
Good luck as things ramp up for Christmas, we look forward to making Launceston Tasmania’s no 1 Christmas shopping destination!
Executive Officer, Cityprom