Andrew Powell MP

Glasshouse Country and Maleny News is helping celebrate the incredible contribution our
local business owners make across the hinterland community every day.
During Small Business Month we are shining a light on some of those enterprises who, in their own words, write about the passion and dedication behind their ventures.

I love small businesses. They’re the lifeblood of our hinterland towns and deserve our support at every opportunity. When you buy local, you’re helping mum and dad pay off their mortgage, send their kids to school and sport, and employ other locals. You’re helping an entrepreneur chase their dreams. You’re helping them, in turn, donate to every community event and local show, charity, community sporting event and so much more. You’re keeping money local and it feels good doing it!

Small business month is a great time to say thank you to your favourite cashier, barista, or any small business owner/employee. Everyone has at least one experience of shopping locally and receiving awesome customer service.  So why not seize the opportunity to thank and recognise that small business or staff member.

Later this year, I will again be holding the Glass House Small Business Awards – the Glassies – to celebrate small business owners, and their staff, in the Glass House electorate. It’s my small way of giving back to those who give so much to our community.

To all the small business owners, thank you! Our communities are what they are because of you.

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