With just over three months until Christmas, now is the perfect time to not only start thinking about your present wish list - it's also time to start thinking about where to shop.
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone.
Small businesses in particular have really felt the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have resulted as a part of the global crisis.
Campbelltown businesses have not been immune.
Some have adapted and managed to survive while others have just managed to hold on.
Unfortunately others were unable to stem the financial bleeding and were forced to shut up shop.
That is why shopping local this festive season has never been so important.
Campbelltown stores have so much to offer.
Whether you are after sporting goods, furniture, clothing, toys, entertainment, books, electronics or beauty products - it can all be found right here in Campbelltown.
Our community is famous for digging in and helping others during their time of need.
Now the shoes is on the other foot.
A small purchase could make an enormous difference for a local small business owner and their employees.
I would ask that every Campbelltown resident simply ask themselves before buying a present this Christmas whether they could find that product or something similar at a shop in Campbelltown.
Small business is the heartbeat of every community.
They provide job opportunities for local residents and support community organisations like sporting clubs through sponsorships.
Those small business have continually supported our community through thick and thin and now it is our time to support them.
There is no doubt our community is much better off with the plethora of small businesses scattered throughout Campbelltown.
Let's show them how much we care by shopping local this Christmas.