Decal, survey signs of support for business

April 28, 2023

Where will you place your Scone Chamber window decal?

That’s the question Chamber co-president Stuart Jamieson (pictured inset) and other members of the Scone Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s executive will be asking chamber members in coming weeks.

They will be hitting the streets to personally deliver a membership decal, part of a chamber member’s pack.

They will also survey business owners on any issues impacting their business, in particular the first stage of the Scone CBD revitalisation project.

For most retailers proud to declare their chamber membership, their glass front door or the window adjacent to it is the most popular spot. Positioned at eye level, it’s hard for customers to miss.

But, the new decals can also be positioned inside their shop or office, such as next to their till, on a counter top or just about any other surface where it will catch a customer’s eye.

There’s also a digital version of the decal that chamber members can add to their email signature or load onto their website. The decal was designed and printed by chamber member, Hunter Valley Printing.

A decal can be a powerful symbol, Chamber co-president Stuart Jamieson believes.

“Scone Chamber’s decal will remind locals who visit the store, office or website that that they are supporting the local business community,” he said.

“We hope the decal will start a conversation around shopping locally. We want our members to champion support for local business because contributing to the local economy is good for the entire Upper Hunter community.”

The Chamber’s survey is an opportunity for CBD business owners to give Upper Hunter Shire Council feedback on how the revitalisation project is impacting them.

The Chamber is also keen to hear about any other issues business owners believe are important to the growth and success of their business.

“The Chamber is the voice of the Upper Hunter business community and a conduit to our MP, Dave Layzell and the State and Federal Labor governments,” Mr Jamieson said.

“Productive collaboration between governments, businesses, and the community is critical if the Upper Hunter is to realise its potential.”