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Community & Business

22 June, 2021

Gift cards to be emblazoned with local images

THE soon to be launched Shop Tablelands Gift Cards which locals will be able to use at participating outlets across the region will be emblazoned with iconic images that beautifully represent the region.

By Michael Warren

One of the winning photos by Linda Joseph that will appear on the new Shop Tablelands Gift Cards.

THE soon to be launched Shop Tablelands Gift Cards which locals will be able to use at participating outlets across the region will be emblazoned with iconic images that beautifully represent the region. 

The Atherton Tablelands Chamber of Commerce confirmed Linda Joseph won all three competition categories – Atherton, Malanda and Ravenshoe, with her images to feature on each of the three stacks of cards to be issued to those centres. 

The images include Millstream Falls, a sweeping image of Tablelands farmland and an iconic picture of a local crop. 

“We had over 47 entries across all categories,” Tablelands Chamber president Bree Hargraves noted. 

“This was a really tough decision, we have so many talented photographers on the Tablelands. 

“I think you’ll agree these photos represent our regions and are a great first set of gift cards.” 

The Chamber confirmed is it working close with both the Malanda and Ravenshoe commerce groups with thanks to Tablelands Regional Council economic development funding to deliver the gift cards. 

In simple terms locals can purchase a shop Tablelands gift card at a chosen value of between $10-$1000 and then use it to make normal purchases at participating outlets across the region. 

“It is often said that $100 spent locally equates to a $180 impact on the local economy due to the multiplier effect,” Ms Hargraves explained. 

“That is when money is spent locally some of that money – about 40% – is then reinvested into other local stores and so on – about seven times.” 

Ms Hargraves also mentioned that once the cards have been designed and printed a team of volunteers will visit participating businesses to active their EFTPOS terminals on to the closed loop system. 

To register your business visit www.athertonchamber. com.au/shoptablelandsgiftcard  


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