The benefits of the Local Buying Program and Local Buying Foundation in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter regions, were seen first-hand by C-Res CEO, Tracey Cuttriss-Smith in November.
Tracey joined C-Res Business Development Manager John Aurisch and Business Development Advisor Lisa Harpley on a tour of the Upper Hunter, visiting a number of LBP Registered Suppliers and community business organisations.
“It also means we can see and meet with our buyers and suppliers first-hand, understand their challenges and help them embrace the opportunities which present!”
The first stop was at the Singleton Business Chamber office, as recipients of funding from the Local Buying Foundation on multiple projects.
Keen to hear how the funding has impacted the Singleton Business Chamber, Tracey spent time seeing the fruits of the funding and hearing about the benefits it had brought.
One particular project discussed was the Singleton Community Training Kitchen.
And, according to Lisa, there was no better way to see the impact of how the funding has assisted them, than by going for a coffee.
A tour of the kitchen, where the new flooring and dry food stores the Local Buying Foundation assisted in purchasing were shown off, was a highlight of the tour.