Local shoppers encouraged to get out their wallets
AS THE first week of the Queensland Times shop local campaign City Pride comes to an end, Ipswich shoppers have been encouraged to get out their wallets throughout the rest of the month.
Heritage Bank manager of corporate communications Andrew Fox said the campaign was all about benefiting the community.
The bank is a sponsor of this year's City Pride campaign.
"There's nothing better than having pride in a city," Mr Fox said.
"We have three branches here in Ipswich and we really like to be part of the community and we thought this was a great way to do that."
Mr Fox praised the community spirit in Ipswich and called on people to support the local economy.
"Ipswich is just a fantastic place, you've got the best of all worlds really," he said.
"You've got all the services and facilities of a big city but without all the hassles."
City Pride foundation sponsor St Andrew's Hospital has this year joined the campaign to give something back to a community it has been a part of for more than a century.
Chief executive officer Chris Went said the hospital was set to grow over coming years to match the expansion of the city.
"Until you come into Ipswich, I don't think you realise the level of support and the sense of pride that everyone has here," she said.
"We're very happy to be a part of Ipswich.
"They've been very supportive of us.
"We're planning to develop our facility so that we can actually grow more as the community grows," she said.
"It's a lovely city and the people here are just delightful to work with."
Look out for the black and white City Pride logo at participating businesses across the city.
You can pick up an entry form at the register and mail to the QT office at 260 Brisbane St for the chance to win one of three major prizes.
Entries for the first prize, worth $2750, will close at noon on August 14.
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Riverlink Medical Centre Pharmacy
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Ipswich City Auto Electrical
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