8 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Town Voucher Scheme gathers formidable momentum

The voucher scheme instituted in Monaghan Town in order to boost retail trade and propagate the “shop local” mantra this Christmas has taken on a formidable level of momentum thanks to the backing it has received from major businesses in the area, Monaghan Retail Co-ordinator Trevor Connolly told The Northern Standard yesterday.

Mr Connolly revealed that vouchers to the value of €150,000 had already been sold, with several of the area’s leading industries and businesses contributing a significant “buy-in” to the initiative.

“There is a lot of positivity in the town at present and this is demonstrated by the way that local businesses and enterprises are demonstrating fantastic confidence in the local economy through their support for the Monaghan Town Team’s voucher initiative,” Mr Connolly stated. “The backing given by businesses such as Combilift, LacPatrick and Brixworkwear for the voucher scheme is a real vote of confidence in Monaghan, and shows the vibrant spirit that unites businesses throughout the area.

“It has been demonstrated that every € spent locally will circulate through the local economy at least three or four times and this scheme is a guaranteed way of ensuring that Christmas and New Year spending will continue to supply the lifeblood for our employers as we face into the uncertainties of 2017 and the ongoing impact of the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.”

The Co-ordinator said that, in addition to the major industry partners he had cited, many more businesses were buying the Monaghan Town Voucher to be used as bonuses this Christmas.

“Monaghan Town is buzzing with lots to see and do this winter season with shops, restaurants and cafes full with busy shoppers,” Mr Connolly stated.
“All the stores have great ideas for presents ….

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