Bega businesses band together for Sustainable Saturdays
Business
Roger Foote, manager at the Salvation Army Family Store Bega, wanted to do something to address the lingering effects of COVID-19 lockdown on local businesses and help promote the use of recycled, handmade and local items. After speaking to Bega business owners Gabrielle McGrath, from RedPeg Eco Studio, and Krystina Kasprzak, from Green Queen clothing, the trio came up with...
Wyndham’s Saarinen Organics wins big at AusMumpreneur Awards
Business
Kay Saarinen still doesn't know who nominated her organic skincare business, Saarinen Organics, for the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards, which were held online on Tuesday, 9 September. The business placed first in the handmade excellence category, second in the sustainable business category, second in the product excellence category, and third in the regional business excellence category. "It never occurred to me that...
“As safe as a car and as fun as a motorbike”: Great Southern Trike Tours Eden are back
Business
Like so many businesses, 2020 has come with its fair share of setbacks for Shane Bullock and Mandy Buxton, who started their Eden-based business, Great Southern Trike Tours, just weeks before bushfires broke out along the NSW South Coast. Shane, a Fire and Rescue NSW firefighter, says he spent the next few months "putting wet stuff on hot stuff." Now,...
Grants to help businesses recover after Black Summer fires
Business
Small to medium businesses in the Eurobodalla impacted by the Black Summer bushfires can now apply for grants of up to $5000. With $200,000 of Federal Government disaster recovery funding, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Business Resilience Grants program can be used for business marketing support, online and e-commerce development, business expansion, efficiency and growth, business development, and business-based events. Phase two...
Small, medium and regional businesses prioritised in government’s procurement policy
Business
A new policy passed by the NSW Government will encourage government agencies to consider purchasing goods and services from small, medium and regional businesses for all direct procurements up to $250,000. The NSW Government's Small and Medium Enterprise and Regional Procurement Policy aims to boost regional economies in the wake of drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Yass...
Local business shares the good news stories from a bleak 2020
Community
This year has been tough for many people, particularly on the NSW South Coast, but among the gloom there has still been plenty to celebrate. New babies, new homes, graduations, engagements and weddings – things we would usually shout from the rooftops – have been quietly going on while the nation's collective consciousness has been focused on national disasters and a global...
Have these Crookwell farmers unearthed the state’s best spuds?
Food & Wine
Garry Kadwell and Wentworth Hill have been on a three-year mission to grow the best-tasting spuds and their recent win is encouraging. The Andean Sunrise Potato they planted in the potato growing region of Crookwell about 15 years ago was a gold medallist in the Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards announced on 20 August. It was also the only single...
Mini golf business sunk by aquatic and leisure centre
Business
The owner of the Batemans Bay Mini Golf Centre in the heart of Batemans Bay says there has been almost no consultation from the Eurobodalla Shire Council over the business's forced closure to make way for the town's new $69 million aquatic, arts and leisure centre. The family-owned business, which has operated successfully in the prime location at the intersection...
Adam Rehardt anchors his career in new waters
Business
A former Moruya jeweller has anchored his career in new waters, pursuing his passion for maritime with the help of TAFE NSW. More than two decades after studying to be a jeweller at TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore, father-of-two Adam Rehardt decided to nail his colours to a new mast, completing a Certificate II in Maritime Operations under the guidance...
Region Media announces inaugural advisory board appointments
Business
Region Media, publisher of the RiotACT and About Regional news sites, has drawn on some of the most influential players in corporate Australia to be the first appointments to its new advisory board. Region Media has sought out inaugural members with a diverse range of high-level skills to provide strategic advice and help guide the company's growth. The first appointees...
Enterprising girls on a mission to build business
Business
If the number of businesses owned by women matched those owned by men, the economic opportunity for Australia would be worth between $71 and $135 billion, according to 2019 research by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. With that in mind, the Canberra-based Academy for Enterprising Girls is on a mission to help girls aged 10 to 18 Australia-wide learn how...
Regional bushfire recovery tourism grants for Snowy Concert and Tilba Festival
Community
The Federal Government has announced the Tilba Festival and the Welcome to the Snowy Mountains 2021 Concert will receive Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants. Funding of $20,000 to the Welcome to the Snowy Mountains 2021 Concert, and $30,000 to the Tilba Festival 2021, will help boost domestic visitors to the Eden-Monaro region and support the local tourism industry in response...
Proof that staying regional can deliver business success
Business
Many young people move away from regional areas to study and work, adhering to the age-old belief that to succeed in business or industry, you need to live in the city. But Southern Phone CEO David Joss is proof you don't have to abandon regional life to be a business leader on the national stage. With its head office in...
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