Pledge for a Bigger Backyard Central Coast!

In a record attempt to ignite business growth during the COVID-19 crisis, local Chambers have launched the Bigger Backyard Central Coast business “Pledgathon”.

The innovative campaign, a first for the Central Coast, is hoping to reach 500 pledges from businesses prepared to purchase locally in an effort to stimulate the economy and prepare for recovery.

Businesses can download the Bigger Backyard Central Coast app from the website, list their business details so other businesses can find them, and commit to spend on a business service , or ‘swap out’ an existing purchase outside the region to a local one.

Bigger Backyard Central Coast is an initiative of the ‘In Good Company’ Programme designed by Gosford Erina, Wyong, The Entrance and Peninsular Chambers, backed by Business NSW and Central Coast Council. The In Good Company programme will showcase Central Coast business excellence, create a regional business identity and grow the local purchasing power of business.

Be seen and pledge your support today.

Share your stories

These times are challenging, tough and are affecting us in different ways. Everyone has a story and we would like to encourage the business community to drop us a short 30 second video in our Facebook inbox to let us know about your story. We would love to hear about some of the amazing ways you are surviving or thriving despite this economic downturn due to COVID-19. What things have you implemented, changed, started or stopped doing to fight the good fight to keep people employed and your business afloat?

Submit your story:

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