A new campaign is set to allay fears and reassure the community that our businesses are 'HERE TO STAY'.
The title of the new campaign is pretty self-explanatory, and Tamworth's Business Chamber said its about promoting the strength and resilience of businesses in our region.
President Jye Segboer said showing off a united front with the "bright and lively" campaign will quash fears and speculation of mass closures.
"We are asking the business community and the wider community to jump on board and support our 'HERE TO STAY' campaign," he enthused.
"Businesses are invited to display a 'HERE TO STAY' sign as a show of their commitment to continue operating now and into the future.
"This includes those businesses currently unable to open their doors but ready to do so once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted."
Chris Watson from Chris Watson Travel made overtures to the chamber to launch this project, after seeing social media speculation stores were closing down for good.
"It's important we fight any misconception and as a community," Mr Segboer said.
He said thanked Joblink Plus, whose help will also stretch the campaign out to Barraba, Nundle and Manilla.
The Chamber will have the imagery on Monday and will be sharing via email and social media. They ask participating businesses to share using #ShareYourSupport and #TamworthProud.