Maitland Business Chamber president Craig McGregor applauds Maitland Council’s #MyMaitland campaign

Maitland Business Chamber president Craig McGregor
Maitland Business Chamber president Craig McGregor

Maitland Council has launched its innovative #MyMaitland campaign. We asked Business Chamber chief Craig McGregor for his thoughts on the new initiative.

Last week Maitland Council launched the innovative #MyMaitland campaign, a grassroots campaign aimed at getting locals involved in helping sell the visitor economy of Maitland.

Everyday citizens can get involved with spruiking about their favourite part of Maitland and using the #MyMaitland.

It can be as easy as standing at Cooks Square Park on a beautiful Sunday arvo cheering on the Magpies and adding #MyMaitland to your post, or you can be strolling through MRAG and want your social network to know how impressive it is, well be sure to add #MyMaitland. You could even be meeting with a local business or enjoying their service and be sure to add to your post #MyMaitland.

Your posts may inspire someone from outside of god’s country to come and visit. If everyone in Maitland was involved in getting more visitors to visit or take an overnight stay in Maitland it would help generate millions of dollars into the economy.

So, one of the big winners in such a simple program is local business.

I want to encourage not just local people but also Maitland Business to get involved. Take an hour out of your busy week. Create a video of 1-2 minutes explaining why you love doing business in Maitland.

Do this in your business, on your business or get out and film in a great part of the city. Be as creative as you can be. Let’s all help grow this #MyMaitland concept.

For chamber members, if you want some help creating a snappy short #MyMaitland video contact Brianna at the chamber office and she will be more than happy to help.

It is the relationships I have built with intelligent, savvy and friendly business people of the Hunter that makes me proud and passionate about doing business in Maitland, but I think we are all sick of seeing my head in front of the camera (if not check out the so keep an eye out for Kathryn Blackmore’s #MyMaitland video on behalf of Hunter Recruitment Group.

  • This Thursday is our members meeting for July and the last of the lunch series for 2017. Aaron Johansen, CEO of the NCIG, will speak to us about his journey to becoming the head of the newest coal loader in the Hunter. Be sure to book.