Projects 2017-12-07T08:11:19+00:00


Shop the Hinchinbrook Way – Retail Promotion

Two businesses no longer in the Promotion – Hello World and Ingham Motorcycles and Mowers. If you have cards from these businesses – They are no longer valid.

Shop in Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire – and be rewarded !

Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism is proud to launch the “Shop the Hinchinbrook Way” Retail promotion which begins Saturday 1 July and runs till the end of December 2017. Spend over the nominated amount in any participating Hinchinbrook business and receive a discount card for another participating business.

Enjoying a meal could mean a discount on – clothing, car repairs or something for your health !

Purchasing sports gear or a hobby item could mean a discount on – something for your home or a gift for friend.

With forty five businesses on board, the savings could be endless !

The nominated spend amount to receive a card will be different in each store. Posters are displayed in the windows of participating businesses and they will have a small sign near their register with their nominated amount you need to spend in their business to receive a discount card. You will be given till 31 January to redeem your discount.

The main aim of the promotion is to encourage people to shop locally. Also to entice people to visit businesses they wouldn’t normally go to and to showcase those businesses involved so people know what they sell or have to offer.

Please take advantage of these generous discounts by shopping locally and shop the “Hinchinbrook Way” today – for lots of fun and SAVINGS !

List of Participating Businesses

1.      Casa Pasta – 108 Lannercost St Ingham

2.      Cellarbrations – Hinchinbrook Central and 71 Lannercost st Ingham

3.      Cindys Stuff – 0401 168 087

4.      CJC’s Mechanical Repairs 25 Challands St Ingham

5.      Damos Workwear – 94 Herbert St Ingham
6.      Docs Auto Clinic/Bridgestone – 6 Gedge St Ingham
7.      Duffy Bros – 56 Lannercost St Ingham
8.      Enrico’s – TYTO

9.      Felix Reitano Furniture – 109 Cartwright St Ingham

10.  Fiorelli’s – 5/7 Lannercost St Ingham

11.  Fiori with Love – 80 Cartwright St Ingham

12.  Forrest Beach Takeaway – 1 Leichhardt St Forrest Beach

13.  Good Energy Massage – 4/55 Herbert St Ingham

14.  Guardian Cantatore Pharmacy – 2/79-85 Herbert St Ingham
15.  Halifax Home Brew & Tackle – 32 Macrossan St Halifax
16.  Halifax Hotel – 26 Macrossan St Halifax
17.  Heaven Scent Flowers & Gifts – 104 Cartwright St Ingham

18.  Hello World Ingham – 34 Herbert St Ingham – No longer in Promotion

19.  Hotel Hinchinbrook – 83 Lannercost St Ingham

20.  Ingham Exhaust 4×4 & Welding – 3 Haig St Ingham

21.  Ingham Motorcylces & Mowers – 31 Herbert St – No longer in Promotion
22.  Ingham Sewing Centre – 23 Palm Terrace Ingham
23.  Ingham Tackle Shack – Shop 1A 79 Herbert St Ingham
24.  JK’s Deli – 74 -78 Lannercost St Ingham

25.  Lees Hotel – 58 Lannercost St Ingham

26.  Let It be Blues – 24 Lannercost St Ingham

27.  Lisa Maree /Ingham Underages – 60 Lannercost St and 16 Lannercost St Ingham
28.  Majestic Café – 26 Lannercost St Ingham

29.  Mandy’s Beauty in the Bush – 1957 Abergowrie Road Lannercost

30.  Picture this Framed – 2/112 Lannercost St Ingham

31.  Ingham Garden & Gifts – 50 Townsville Road Ingham

32.  Ingham Picture Theatre – 76 Townsville Road Ingham

33.  Ingham Plaza Pharmacy – Hinchinbrook Central, 86-92 Herbert St Ingham

34.  Robyn’s Mobile Computers – 36 Herbert St Ingham

35.  Sadleirs Pharmacy – 1 Lannercost St Ingham

36.  Spar Halifax – 31-33 Macrossan St Halifax

37.  Spic N Span Cleaning Products – 1 Haig St Ingham

38.  Sportspower Ingham – Shop 2/57 Herbert St Ingham

39.  Terra Firma Health & Fitness – 5 Palm Terrace Ingham

40.  The Paper Shop – 86 Cartwright St Ingham

41.  Tonys Foodland – 71 McIlwraith St Ingham

42.  Tracey Lee’s Time Out – 30 Herbert St Ingham

43.  Tropical Vet Services – 13 Palm Terrace Ingham

44.  Tropixx Motel and Restaurant – 45 Cooper St Ingham

45.  Tweak Fitness 2/7 – 94 Lannercost St Ingham

There has been a mistake in the printing of the Ingham Motorcycles and Mowers discount card in the “Shop the Hinchinbrook Way” Retail Promotion. It should be $10.00 off with a minimum spend of $20.00

Cash Mob

Registering to take part as a shopper


Welcome to the Hinchinbrook Cash Mob, an event where shoppers who are passionate about SHOPPING LOCALLY and SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS meet up in mass numbers to MOB one of our local boutique retail stores.  Each shopper is prepared to spend $20.00 in a retail store, and each month a brand new business house is chosen at random and kept completely confidential until the big day.  We meet at a designated place for the announcement, and then walk together to the lucky store to make our mark.  Afterwards, should the shoppers choose to stay and mingle, we attend a local cafe, coffee shop or eatery for a social chat over coffees (and possibly cake!).  Details  for our next Cash Mob below
When: Saturday 1 July 2017
Time: 10.00am
Meeting Place: 13 Lannercost St Ingham (Arcade in Canegrowers Building between Bendigo Bank and Australia Post)
Register in Person at Subway Ingham,, Ingham Motorcycles and Mowers, Bossiboots or online on the Hinchinbrook Cash Mob Facebook Page.

Registering your Business for Hinchinbrook Cash Mob

The Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry would like to take this opportunity to invite you to register your interest in being a participating business in our upcoming “Hinchinbrook Cash Mob” events.

The aim of these monthly events will be:

  • to promote the ideals of ‘shopping locally’ and ‘supporting small business’;
  • to promote small retail stores, their product range and their services, particularly where the store is not already frequented by an overwhelming majority of the community;
  • to encourage and cultivate hype, anticipation and exclusivity around the “Cash Mob” events that generates repeat business from new customers, referrals, unique marketing and increasingly successful events;
  • to attract ‘day-trippers’ and out-of-town shoppers to the area to shop, dine, explore and even stay in the Hinchinbrook region;
  • to showcase our unique boutique shopping and eating experiences;
  • to stimulate the local economy and encourage a vibrant CBD;
  • to provide an opportunity for businesses to actively “up-sell”, “cross-sell” and market to these new customers whilst having the opportunity to increase their social media presence; and
  • to create a positive and proud community spirit with added social opportunities for community members.

So, what is a “Cash Mob”?

The “Cash Mob” initiative began in a small town in America and quickly spread across the world. The small dairy-farming community of Colac in Victoria featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise as the first Australian town to employ this strategy (you can find this segment online) and it is now spreading across Australia.  In essence, a “Cash Mob” is like a “Flash Mob”, except instead of dancing the large group spends money shopping together.

The concept is simple: an organiser selects one retail store and one café/coffee shop/restaurant per month.  Only the owners of the selected businesses know that they have been selected – it must remain a secret!  Once a month, on a date that has been appropriately advertised and promoted, the organiser aims to attract between 50 – 100 shoppers, all of whom have agreed to spend at least $20.00 at a retail store, to a central meeting place (e.g. community park) where the shoppers find out where they will be shopping and potentially dining out that day. NOTE: The visit to the café/coffee shop/restaurant is not compulsory and there is no minimum spend required.  From this meeting point, the group walks to the selected store and “mobs” them.  Shop owners are looking at potentially upwards of $1000.00 in one hour, not to mention reaching shoppers who might not have previously conducted business there.  Finally, the members of the group who choose to partake will travel to the selected café/coffee shop/restaurant for a social drink or meal.

How the Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce will manage the event:

After seeking registrations from interested business houses, once a month a representative of Chamber will select at random one retail store to be “mobbed”. For logistical reasons (the customers will be walking as a large group, and from time to time the group may need to be split in half), the café/coffee shop/restaurant nearest to the selected retail store will be chosen as the optional, follow-up venue for the shoppers to relax and socialize (provided the nearest eatery has registered and has not been mobbed already).  Only the selected business houses will be notified of their selection and they are to keep this information confidential.  The success of the Cash Mob depends on secrecy!

Events will be advertised on various Facebook pages including a dedicated event page, and potentially the Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce and Hinchinbrook Way websites.

Retail stores will be expected to have an appropriate range of $20.00 items for the shoppers to select from and will have to consider staff for the event. Events will be held across a variety of days and times, including weekday mornings, afternoons, after-hours/evenings, and Saturday mornings.

Once a retail store has been selected, it is removed from the pool and cannot be mobbed again.


Into the future…

Following a trial period, if the event proves to be successful, we will explore the options of Cash Mobs in our surrounding towns (Halifax, Forrest Beach etc) if affordable and suitable transportation can be arranged. We will also explore the option of including home-based businesses who are willing to rent a temporary space/open a pop-up store in the CBD to coincide with an event.

What you need to do:

If you are a retail store with a suitable selection of $20.00 items, or a café/coffee shop/restaurant interested in hosting the shoppers after a Cash Mob event, please fill in the attached registration form and return to the Chamber of Commerce  Forms can be scanned and emailed to

, or mailed to the Chamber at P O Box 55 Ingham Qld 4850 or delivered in person to our office at 32 Herbert Street, Ingham (inside the Australian Italian Festival Office), Office hours are Tuesday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Wednesday 8.30am – 3.00pm each week.  Also, if you are on Facebook, please search for the Hinchinbrook Cash Mob – be sure to LIKE and SHARE this page!   If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Chamber Secretary Rachael Coco on 0414 698 610.

If you choose….

Considering the efforts and marketing directed towards a successful first event, we would like to make an optional opportunity available to our business houses for your own advertising purposes.  It is our intention to create ‘Goody Bags’ for the shoppers who participate in the first event, and we are aiming to produce at least 100 of these.  If your business has any materials suitable for these bags – pens, magnets, hats, brochures, business cards, Coupons/Discount Vouchers or other promotional items, please contact Rachael Coco on 0414 698 610 to have these collected and included.  If you know of businesses outside of the CBD, from any industry, who might wish to be included please feel free to extend the invitation to them.  This is a community project and we want to include as many businesses as possible – the more the merrier!  We believe in Business Supporting Business.  Any bags not distributed during the first event would be saved for use during future Cash Mobs.

So that’s everything! If being part of the Hinchinbrook Cash Mob appeals to you, please fill in and return your registration form as soon as possible and consider any promotional materials you may want distributed during the first event.  We look forward to your involvement and hope to deliver positive outcomes with the Cash Mob initiative in the very near future.

Click on the link below for the Registration Form




Next Hinchinbrook Cash Mob – Christmas ah Mob –  Thursday 1 December 2016 at 5.30 pm
Meet – Arcade in Canegrowers building (between Post Office and Bendigo Bank).

Christmas Cash Mob

Christmas Cash Mob

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Cash Mob at Ingham Plaza Pharmacy

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