AS Bathurst businesses emerge from their coronavirus hibernation, there has never been a more important time for them to communicate with would-be customers about what they have to offer.
And the Western Advocate is here to help by harnessing the power and reach of our massive Facebook audience.
The Western Advocate held its first Facebook Business Hour from 6pm-7pm last Wednesday, and it is returning at the same time this week.
For that hour, we invite local businesses to leave a post on our page letting our readers know that they are open for business, including any special deals or offers they may have running at this time.
It is a chance for Bathurst region businesses to get their message out to thousands of local Facebook users who might not otherwise see their posts - and it's absolutely free.
Businesses should tag in their own Facebook page and even upload a photo of their wares to entice more shoppers through the door.
The Western Advocate is pleased to be in a position to offer this opportunity to local businesses but the Business Hour post will be moderated at our end and any inappropriate comments removed.
Back In Business directory
The Back in Business guide is a chance for businesses to tell people that they are open and whether there are changes to normal operating hours.
Our community will be able to support businesses while observing social distancing rules.
We will publish and promote this directory on our websites.
If your business already submitted an Open for Business listing we will reuse it.
Please check your listing below the submission form and follow these instructions:
No changes required:
You don't need to do anything, your current listing will still appear as normal
To change an entry:
Select "Change an existing entry" to amend your listings. Please include all information you wish to be published, not just changes.
To delete an entry:
Select "Delete an existing entry" to remove your listing completely.
To submit a new entry:
Select "send a new entry"
Listings in the Back in Business directory are free.
Please note there will be a delay between you sending a submission and it appearing in the guide. We aim to process these as quickly as possible.
Disclaimer: Back in Business listings are based on the latest information available at the time of publishing. Please follow advice from government authorities on social, business, travel and other restrictions to help keep yourself and others safe. Check with businesses for changes to their trading conditions. ACM takes no responsibility for any consequences arising from these listings.