Business

Cobargo butchery reopens after fires with rugby league star at the helm
Business
Rugby league star David Boyle has gone full circle, reopening the same small town butchery where he started his apprenticeship after the store had been damaged by bushfires. He is serving customers again at Bennys Butchery in Cobargo, about 18 months after the 2019-2020 bushfires destroyed parts of the town and region. While the flames devastated the town's main street...
Battle continues for Mogo businesses following fires and pandemic
Community
Burnt-down businesses in Mogo are struggling to get going nearly two years after the fires, with COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions causing more complications.   Roman Leather Goods and Repairs is one example of the sad and depressing reality that burnt-out Mogo businesses are facing.  Nearly two years after the fires, business owner Lorena Granados felt that they would have been well...
Tim Dalrymple re-elected president of the Moruya Business Chamber for third time
Business
For the third time in a row, Moruya businessman Tim Dalrymple has been re-elected to serve as president of the Moruya Business Chamber. Tim, who also operates Sportfirst and the Moruya Laundromat, says the chamber faces some big issues in the coming year with not only the lingering effects of the bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns on local business, but also...
Capital businesses going green and cutting costs with new commercial solar solutions
Business
From small family operations to large commercial buildings, business owners are embracing the benefits of installing their own power stations. Whether it's a commercial rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system, or battery storage solutions, businesses are harnessing the sun's energy to reduce their carbon footprint and slash operating costs. ActewAGL services the ACT and south-east NSW, including Queanbeyan, Goulburn, the Snowy Mountains, and the...
Mixed results for Eurobodalla’s first business confidence survey
Business
Recently released Business Confidence Research, compiled via an online survey of Eurobodalla businesses, has shown a cautiously optimistic outlook across the shire. Eurobodalla Shire Council engaged Micromex Research and Consulting to undertake analysis of data from the inaugural Business Confidence Questionnaire conducted online during June and July 2021. The second half of the survey was carried out during the start...
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Business
It takes a special kind of person to write for About Regional. For a start, it helps if you like dogs. Well dogs, cats, horses, alpacas, goats, ducks and chooks. Basically any sort of animal - except snakes. We tend to tolerate snakes rather than like them. But more importantly, you need to be really well connected. We are not...
Ombudsman says telcos still failing Australian small business
News
Complaints by small business about internet and telephone services reached a three-year high, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Judi Jones has said in her annual report issued on 22 September.  For all service types, poor customer service and problems with a bill were the most common complaints. For small businesses in regional and rural areas in particular, an inability to contact...
Here’s cheers: Goulburn winery sells for $2.3m – and picks up gong
Business
Successful Sydney restaurateur John Gebran was looking for his "next best thing" when he came across Goulburn's boutique Kingsdale Wines. He had been looking at properties in wine country to the country's north and south, but hadn't found what he was after. "I had sold a few things and was looking for  something new - and I work on the...
A sweet surprise: Robyn Rowe retires but her chocolates and name will live on
Community
What's in a name? A lot, according to Yasmin Coe, who will retain the Robyn Rowe Chocolates name cherished for nearly two decades by Yass Valley residents. The chocolatier and her husband, former ACT Opposition Leader Alistair Coe, purchased the popular business, separate four-bedroom cottage and surrounding 9.6 hectares on Nanima Road in Murrumbateman in May 2021. Yasmin says the...
Cracker of a business up for sale, no yolk
Business
Putting all your eggs in one basket is not always the soundest business decision, except if you're talking about 15,000 chickens, enough sheds to house them in a way in which they have become accustomed, and one of the best rural reputations around. Then there's the catchy branding: BumNuts. Eight years ago, Theresa and Craig Robinson hatched a plan to...
Regional small businesses offering unique online Father’s Day gift ideas during lockdown
Business
With Father's Day on this Sunday, regional businesses are taking their gift ideas online, with a NSW Government website encouraging shoppers to support small businesses that are being hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown. Discover the delights of farm-fresh meat, hand-distilled spirits, and original fashion and homeware design pieces on the Buy Regional website. Almost 100 businesses in southeast NSW,...
Glittering Goulburn business awards to celebrate town’s resilience
Business
Despite the current lockdown, the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce is forging ahead with its 2021 gala business awards night and ramping up its 'Shop 2580' campaign in an effort to support and celebrate local businesses during tough times. While many Goulburn businesses have adapted and continue to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, others, especially those that rely on passing trade, are...
Braidwood business chamber calls for mediation regarding Kings Highway closure plan
Business
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said it's simply not possible to start tree-felling work on Kings Highway any earlier than the end of August to take advantage of the lull in traffic due to the current COVID-19 lockdown. The response came after business owners from Braidwood to Batemans Bay told Region Media they were at breaking point when plans to fully...
Deepest natural snow in years but high-country businesses crying out for visitors
Business
Despite the deepest natural snow cover in more than 20 years, Snowy Mountains businesses are crying out for visitors as lockdowns and travel restrictions take their toll. Measurements taken by Snowy Hydro at Spencer’s Creek on 29 July show a natural snow depth of 186.3 cm - the highest level recorded since the bumper snow year of 2000. The resorts of...
Constance says Kings Highway closure plans ‘too harsh’
News
NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance has called for a rethink of a proposal to close the main road linking Canberra with the South Coast during work hours for four days a week for more than two months from the end of August 2021. The closure, to allow important road safety work on Kings Highway, has sparked uproar in the...
All steam ahead as North of Eden picks up bronze for The Commissioning Gin
Food & Wine
A popular Sapphire Coast distillery has another award to add to its list of achievements, this time for a gin crafted using oyster shells and made in collaboration with the navy. North of Eden was awarded a bronze medal at the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition for its bespoke The Commissioning Gin. It's another outstanding achievement for the micro-distillery...
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