Holidays give Bundy a boost

A SUCCESSFUL Christmas period has boosted confidence in the business community, according to a survey completed by the Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce.

Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce president Ron Bishop said most businesses agreed the holiday season had gone well.

“It has been pretty standard across the board — most people have been happy with how the last few months have gone,” he said.

Mr Bishop said the businesses questioned in the survey were all Bundaberg retail stores and centres.

None of the businesses felt confident comparing the 2009 Christmas period and the 2008 Christmas period.

“They all said the same thing — it is hard to compare because of the stimulus package last year,” Mr Bishop said.

Mr Bishop said the good period had translated into confidence for the new year.

“There seems to be an optimistic feel for the start of 2010,” he said.

The busy shops over the Christmas period also turned into cash for the retailers.

“Across the board they said people were buyers and not many people were coming in just for a look,” Mr Bishop said.

The new results continue the trend from the June survey with an increasing business confidence.



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