Business

Canberrans told: ‘Don’t worry about the bogans, we want you here!’
Business
Batemans Bay businesses are putting out the welcome mat for COVID-19-safe visitors this year, decrying the negativity and antipathy being doled out to Canberrans on some social media posts. Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce president Mathew Hatcher has moved to reassure tourists they will be warmly welcomed in the Eurobodalla Shire, saying the keyboard warriors are not representative of the...
LUMINOUS to light the spark of hope for Moruya
Arts & Culture
Vulcan Street in Moruya will become a colourful spectacle for locals and tourists during the weekend before Christmas as a gift from Moruya Business Chamber, River of Art, Rotary Club of Moruya and Southern Phone to hearten the community and bring hope for the future. The LUMINOUS light installation will illuminate the facades of shopfronts and heritage buildings – including Moruya Courthouse and two...
Strong spending in 2020 buoys Eurobodalla economy
Business
The Eurobodalla's economy has pushed aside bushfires and COVID-19 to record increased spending in all but two months of 2020. According to Eurobodalla Shire Council, monthly spending data shows the local economy took a hit in January and April, however all other months indicated increases on previous years ranging from six to 31 per cent. Spendmapp data for the month...
Bega locals encouraged to reskill under TAFE NSW JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs
Community
TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby has announced TAFE NSW will play a leading role in helping Bega locals reskill for jobs of the future as part of the NSW Government's COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The NSW Government has committed close to $160 million to match the Australian Government’s JobTrainer fund to subsidise enrolments. The free and low-cost courses are targeted...
Leading Australian public servant puts retirement on hold to give back
Business
One year ago, Glenys Beauchamp was Secretary of the Department of Health, preparing for her upcoming retirement after nearly 40 years in the public service, including nine at Secretary level. It had been a stellar career: as one of the first women to head a Commonwealth department, Beauchamp is the recipient of the Public Service Medal for her work co-ordinating...
Businesses struggle to find staff as summer season approaches
News
Some South Coast businesses are struggling to find staff as the region gears up for peak season, with many blaming the Federal Government's COVID-19 support for discouraging job-seekers. The Federal Government has extended the coronavirus supplement payment on the JobSeeker unemployment benefit — at a lower rate — until the end of March 2021. JobSeeker will reduce from $815 a...
Oyster farmers pray to stay afloat during Christmas
News
The thought of fresh Aussie oysters on the table at Christmas is a delicious image, however oyster farmers on the NSW South Coast need rain to hold off during the coming weeks if they are to satisfy the nation's insatiable hunger. It's been a long year for people on the Clyde River with bushfires, COVID-19 and rain impacting business. The...
Funding breakthrough for Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Business
An organisation that has helped grow more than 120 fledgling Bega Valley businesses has received $250,000 in Federal Government funding to continue its work. The Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH) has received the funding under the government’s Incubator Support Initiative, which is investing more than $1 million in incubators across the country. Announcing the grant, Senator Jim Molan said funding for Bega...
Mimosa Wines changes hands, but they’re keeping it in the family
Food & Wine
A lot has changed at Mimosa Wines since Gail and Glenn Butson bought 23o acres of coastal bushland midway along Tathra-Bermagui Road in the late 1970s. "It was a beef farm with a fibro shack on it back then," smiles Gail. Now Gail and Glenn are ready to sell up, but the sprawling property will stay in the family, with...
Female lawyers make history as new partners at Yass law firm
Business
Five years ago, if someone had told Georgina Love and Carmen Swaffield they would one day be partners at a rural law firm, they would have been taken by surprise. But at the ages of 28 and 37, respectively, they are the new – and first female – owners of Davis Faulkner Lawyers in Yass. Taking over a business as...
Bucking the trends: Monaro Windows, local since 1988
Business
Henry Posch started Monaro Windows in 1988 and established the business's reputation for quality, service and manufacturing their own quality assured products in their Queanbeyan factory. The business thrived, and in 2014 Henry's son, Dan Posch, bought the business off his father and he continues to run a manufacturing plant at Queanbeyan, where they make their own products and employ...
Aspen Medical to distribute new contact tracing technology to help business get back on track
Business
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, exciting developments in portable contact tracing and scanning technology are offering a long-term solution to getting business and events back up and running. The technology, including a range of cost-effective wearable devices, will give business a means of effective site control and contact tracing for a wide range of applications. Canberra's Aspen...
One-stop shop for job seekers opens in Moruya
Business
Young job seekers in the Eurobodalla have a new place to go for information and advice on finding local employment. The Job Shop, at 53 Queen Street, Moruya, is an award-winning initiative of Eurobodalla Council's Employment Revolution project, which recently received a further 12 months’ funding from the NSW Government. The free service helps job seekers find out about job...
New operator announced for Tathra Beach kiosk
Business
Work is beginning on the rejuvenation of the Tathra Beach kiosk after funding was received from the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Bega Valley Shire Council assessment works were completed. Council's property and facilities coordinator Rickee Marshall said the project would add a great deal to the precinct, and announced the successful lessee after an expression of...
Could kelp farming create jobs on the South Coast?
Environment
There's a long history of harvesting kelp manually on the NSW South Coast - a tradition started by Betty Long in 1970. As owner of the business Sea Health, Betty earned the title of "The Kelp Lady". Betty sold the business to Jo Lane in 2015, and it now looks set to pioneer a sustainable kelp farming industry on the...
Clementine Restaurant in Yass offered for sale as owners focus on bakery
Food & Wine
Clementine Restaurant in Yass, an hour's drive from Canberra, is for sale with owners Brooke Sainsbery and Adam Bantock pursing their new venture, a bakery. If someone had told Brooke and Adam five years ago that one day they'd own a bakery, they would have laughed and said they were too busy opening a restaurant, but the COVID-19 pandemic gave...
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