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Leaders needed from South Gippsland

Leading the way: Gippsland Community Leadership Program participants Peter Fort from Burra Foods and Lucy Mertens from Lucy May’s cafe chat about the program.

APPLICATIONS are now open for people passionate about developing themselves as Gippsland’s next generation of community and business leaders. The Gippsland Community Leadership Program has put the call out for people who live or work in Gippsland to become a part of its 2015 program. Proudly auspiced through the Committee for Gippsland, the GCLP is […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Businesses promote inclusion

Inclusive: Leongatha Arts and Crafts Society’s Patricia Hill and Noelle Walker in front of the new sign outside the gallery.

THE South Gippsland Shire Council recently secured a $3300 grant for “building disability inclusive communities.” This was part of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Gippsland Building Inclusive Communities network. The grant was promoted and administered by council’s rural access officer and community strengthening team. Seven local groups and businesses were allocated to improve […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Online sales ease trade slump

Way of future: Graeme O’Connor of Great Southern Outdoors, Leongatha, prepares to send another online order.

LEONGATHA businesses are turning to online retailing to not only make a buck, but also remain open. More and more retailers are opening online stores to extend their customer base and increase revenue during hard economic times. Great Southern Outdoors has sold more than 10,000 items in the past six years alone through internet shopping […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Women inspire each other

Come along: from left, Kaz Hughes, Megan Vuillermin and Lisa Brelsford enjoy the benefits of being part of the Southern Business Women’s Network.

THE Southern Business Women’s Network Inc exists for the benefit of all women. The group’s mission is to cultivate an environment where women are able to network with confidence and equality, to be enriched through learning, and to prosper through connection with women from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. Each month the group […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tick of approval for factory

Moving forward: Toora’s ViPlus Dairy has recently gained accreditation which will allow it to continue exporting its infant formula into China. Production is expected to begin in late July.

TOORA’S ViPlus Dairy is one of just four Australian companies to gain accreditation under new Chinese regulations, introduced earlier this year Chris McKiernan, international and domestic sales spokesperson for ViPlus Dairy, said the accreditation meant the factory can now export its infant formula to China. “There are limitations being placed on other countries as well. […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

RACV to boost tourism

Great meal: Wonthaggi North Primary School Grade 3 students Josh Storer (left) and Ramond Connor enjoy roast beef for lunch at Inverloch’s RACV Resort last Wednesday, during a school excursion to give students new experiences.

INVERLOCH’S RACV Resort is looking to expand, with a development worth more than $3 million. A master plan submitted to Bass Coast Shire Council spruiks a day spa, eco lodge and additional mid range cabins, premium villas, and premium ocean view rooms and cabins. Council’s acting community and economic development director Antoinette Mitchell said the […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Asians love our milk

Dairy icon: Greater China Scholarship participants visited Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha factory recently. Photo: Sarah Xu, Dairy Australia.

REPRESENTATIVES of Asian dairy companies visited Leongatha and Korumburra recently as part of a two week tour of Australia. The participants in the Greater China Scholarship, hosted by Dairy Australia, hailed from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The tour visited Murray Goulburn’s factory at Leongatha and Korumburra’s Burra Foods. The group also visited Longwarry Food […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fresh new look


WHEN the weather is miserable and things are quiet, there’s nothing quite like a colourful rebrand to shake you out of the winter willies and give you a lift. At least, that’s how Mirboo North agents Kaz Hughes and Allen Bartlett see it! They’ve just shaken off their First National branding and have reverted to […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Aim, believe, smile, tips Olympian

Inspiring presenter: Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson shows her gold and silver medal to Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance sponsors, from left, Wendy Major of South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network, Cr Clare Le Serve of Bass Coast Shire Council, Sophia Cole of Bendigo Bank and Garry Austin of Telstra.

IT’S one thing in life to have a major goal but setting short term milestones are the keys to everyday success – in life or business – said Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson OAM. The gold and silver medallist said the secrets to achieving in sport can be applied to achieving in business, when she addressed […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Rates outrage

Much to contemplate: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Jeanette Harding, mayor Cr Jim Fawcett and CEO Tim Tamlin discuss the proposed 2014-15 budget.

RATEPAYERS have unleashed a fiery attack on South Gippsland Shire Council, claiming they are being charged excessive rates while council refuses to slash costs. They say council is spending too much money on staff, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, and caravan parks while demanding ratepayers foot the rising bill. Those anxieties were raised during […]

June 17th, 2014 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

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