Shop Carlow , Shop Local and Shop Safe

Carlow County Council have teamed up with the team in KCLR to launch a promotional campaign to encourage the general public to Shop Local, Shop Safely, Keep it in the County. The campaign which runs during July & August aims to encourage people to shop local by showing the excellent products and services on offer for consumers in County Carlow’s Towns & Villages. The campaign is being run with support from Carlow Tourism , County Carlow Chamber and Love Carlow.

The roadshow will involve outside broadcasts with interviews from local enterprises , online competitions and promotion of local unique retail and hospitality experiences.
Speaking about the Roadshow Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council , Cllr Tom O’Neill said:

“Everybody in the county has the chance to be part of our collective economic recovery by shopping local in our local retail and hospitality establishments and I’d encourage people to shop local while also shopping safely” , the Cathaoirleach continued to say “I applaud the local business community for their efforts over the past few weeks. We have seen many examples of businesses who have opened their doors in particular in the past few days with a redesigned solution which provides value to the consumer while also putting in place a safe environment in line with public health guidelines”.

Supporting the Local Business Community is essential in these times and speaking about the challenge for the local business community , Kathleen Holohan , Chief Executive with Carlow County Council said
“as a local authority we have to play our part in supporting the business community. We are delighted to be working with KCLR with the support of County Carlow Chamber , Carlow Tourism & Love Carlow to roll out this project with a clear message that shopping local supports local jobs which is essential at present”

The social media handles for the project will be #shopcarlow #lovecarlow with online competitions forming part of the campaign and speaking about the project ,

Brian O’Farrell , Chief Executive with County Carlow Chamber said

“we have many members who have invested significantly in an enhanced customer experience which provides a safe environment for people to do their business. We as a Chamber need the community to get behind the business community at this time and one simple of doing this is by shopping local” , the Chief Executive continued to say “over the coming months we will continue to support the message of supporting local employment and we look forward to being part of this campaign”

If you’re a retailer or hospitality provider who can participate in the promotion and co-ordination of the Carlow Programme , Aine Carey , Enterprise Executive with the Local Enterprise Office said “we know that many companies have a story to tell of the great value and safe experience being provided in our rural town and they can register on to be part of the promotional campaigns”.

The schedule is as follows:

• Thursday 9th July – Carlow Town
• Tuesday 14th July – Tullow
• Thursday 23rd July – Bagenalstown
• Tuesday 28th July – Borris
• Thursday 6th Aug – Carlow Town Outside broadcasts will be during KCLR Live from 10am

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