TotallyLocally is all about me and you; it’s about shopping in our own town, it’s about jobs and community; it's about investing today for a prosperous tomorrow; it’s about making Geraldine a better place to live, work and visit.

TotallyLocally is about opening our eyes to the great independent shops and businesses right here in our town. It’s here to encourage us to turn into the doors of shops we walk past every day. It’s about supporting our local growers, producers and services: be they engineers, farmers, mechanics, toymakers, accountants or bakers. TotallyLocally is about people. Great people. People who care about what they do, what they grow, what they make. And people like us who care about what we buy and where we shop. It’s all about supporting our local businesses. Totally Locally is all about Geraldine!

To find out more visit totallylocally.org and check out our Facebook page. If you are a Geraldine business or shop owner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our TotallyLocally Town Champion, or give her a bell on 03 693 9002.

 

Did you know that independent businesses and shops are the bedrock of our communities, and when they thrive they create real jobs, cohesive towns and strong economies?

The TotallyLocally initiative was created in West Yorkshire, in the UK in 2009 by brand expert Chris Sands and business strategist Nigel Goddard. It has seen successes in towns like Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, profiled by UK national press as one of Britain's most 'independent' thriving towns, Leek in Staffordshire where 'The Totally Locally Effect' was shown on National TV as having a huge impact on the town's economy, and Brighouse, recognised one of the top five most positively changed towns in the UK. 
"TotallyLocally isn’t anti-supermarket or anti-internet”, said TotallyLocally founder, Chris Sands. “There is a place for all these things in our lives. We have a choice to make the place we live that little bit better by just diverting $10 of our weekly spend back into our local economy. And everyone wants their town to be great, don’t they?”.