Capricorn Coast gift shop owner to share joy with giveaway
CAPRICORN Coast businesswoman Carmel Mallard has an offer many shoppers wouldn't pass up.
More than two decades ago, Carmel had a dream of opening a florist shop in Emu Park. Two years later, she relocated to Yeppoon to trade as a gift and homewares store owner.
This weekend she will celebrate 21 years as one of the longest running small businesses in Yeppoon with her shop Carmel's Creations.
To celebrate the milestone, Carmel is giving away a $200 gift basket.
Every sale of $21 or more goes into the draw to win.
She told the Capricorn Coast Mirror some of her most loyal customers were adults she had seen grow from a young age.
Carmel said in the ever-changing world of retail, she believed it was important to give the best service possible.
"Always strive to meet the customer's needs where you can," she said.
Carmel was also proud to be associated with shop 1 at 2 James St, Yeppoon.
"These guys (in James St) are a dedicated group of like-minded retailers who are expanding their numbers for the greater good of Yeppoon.
"They reinforce the 'shop local' campaign," Carmel said.
The hamper will be drawn on Sunday at 3pm.