The President of Roscommon Chamber of Commerce, Brendan Allen, has said the #RoscommonTogether campaign is about Roscommon people taking action in order to offer much-needed support to their local community this Christmas.
“I’m delighted to launch the #RoscommonTogether campaign at the end of what has been a hell of a year for local businesses,” he said.
“I believe that as a business community we need to come together to acknowledge the wonderful support we have received from the public this year in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“People have made the conscious decision to support their local economy in 2020 and have committed to shopping local. It is important that we continue this trend into the New Year because it is helping to keep Roscommon town businesses open and local people in employment,” he added.
Like most rural towns in Ireland, Roscommon has been badly hit by business closures due to two Covid-19 ‘lockdowns’ this year, but Brendan believes local shoppers can play a big role in helping the town fight back.
“Local businesses do not take their customers for granted and are willing to go that extra mile in order to make your shopping experience easier and more enjoyable.
“This difficult year is not over yet, however, and we need continued support.
“It’s important to remember that purchasing essential items and Christmas presents in local shops has a much bigger impact than buying online (from outside Co. Roscommon). The money you spend locally helps families in your own community and supports local employment.
“For our part, Roscommon Chamber and the local business community will do our utmost to make this another bright Christmas in Roscommon town and we look forward to working with the local community and the Roscommon People as we continue to move towards a safe and successful future,” he concluded.