Ballina Chamber of Commerce is urging locals to avail of their Shop Local Voucher initiative as we approach the festive season.
The shop local vouchers have been running for over three years and over 100,000 have been sold in that time.
The vouchers can be bought as a gift through Ballina Chamber and they allow the recipient to chose where they spend their money and what they buy.
Mags Downey is the CEO of Ballina Chamber and she says the scheme is a great way of giving back to local businesses in these difficult times.
She told Midwest News that they are encouraging everyone across the region to shop local this Christmas.