Camden Haven Gift Card program to encourage locals to spend locally and support businesses on their road to recovery

Camden Haven is open for business

The message of caution and consideration continues across the Camden Haven. The last thing we need is an outbreak and localised restrictions enforced so please be COVID-Safe - we're all in this together to keep our community safe.

The Chamber is excited to support our local business and the community at large with the launch of the Camden Haven Gift Card this month. It is an EFTPOS gift card available at participating businesses across the Camden Haven.

The program aims to support local businesses and keep spend in our region by encouraging people to shop local.

The initiative is a part of a wider push by the chamber to stimulate spend in the area, support employment and economic growth.

We also are deep in the planning stage of the inaugural Camden Haven Festival that will complement ArtWalk on October 3. We are also delivering the Our Way To Recover video project, which will promote some of the farmers and producers in our region, connecting them with the wider community.

Is it too early to mention Christmas? We are planning ... we are prepping ... we are all about the Camden Haven.

We are pleased to see many new businesses opening and we will be profiling them across social media in the weeks ahead.

It is great to feel the energy lifting and while no one is sure what's around the corner, we are sure the Camden Haven community is well and truly open for business.

Have you seen the sharks along the North Haven breakwall recently? Did you see the crowd bubbling with excitement as they raced to grab a selfie? The chamber continues to search for funding opportunities to Celebrate Our Sea and ensure our hero attractions are recognised in regional tourism campaigns and strategic documents.

Finally again a call out of appreciation for the support we continue to receive from all levels of government; thanks heaps to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council for inviting stakeholder feedback in their COVID-19 recovery plans; and to Leslie Williams MP for recognising the Camden Haven Gift Card in parliament - your support as always is valued greatly,