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Driving the future

THE Wonthaggi Business Association (WBA) has heaps of plans in store before this year is through. Members of the WBA recently met with the Bass Coast Shire Council to discuss the issue of parking. Some businesses owners are concerned with the 15 minute limitations on public car parks and would prefer to have hour limitations […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Your top choice for travel

New look: sporting their new Travellers Choice uniforms are staff at Leongatha Travel and Cruise from left, Sabine Aeschlimann, Caitlyn Warburton, Jill Carmody, Renee McLennan and Lisa O’Brien.

JILL and Ed Carmody are pleased to announce Leongatha’s leading travel agency is now a member of Travellers Choice. After 12 years under the Jetset franchise, Jill and Ed made the move to Travellers Choice and will now trade as Leongatha Travel and Cruise. “As an independent member of Travellers Choice, Leongatha Travel and Cruise […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Prom Country Business Forum

Kylie Bartlett: better known as the ‘web celeb’ will run a cheekily entitled session called ‘Friends with Benefits’.

SOCIAL media is often lauded as a ‘must-have’ tool for any business. But is it all it’s cracked up to be and how can it work for you? On Monday, December 1, Prom Country Regional Tourism is hosting a Business Forum that will discuss Facebook and how it can work in a business setting. Other […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Health service looks ahead

Health benefits: Mel Hibbins, Veronica Jamison and Paul Greenhalgh at the Bass Coast Regional Health AGM last Thursday night.

BASS Coast Regional Health, now known as Bass Coast Health (BCH) held its annual general meeting last Thursday night. Board of management chair, Jeff Bennett said the future of the health service is exciting, particularly since the merger of Bass Coast Regional Health and Bass Coast Community Health Service on July 1 this year. “As […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

First birthday for Leongatha Holden

Come on down: Russell Hemming is urging people to come and take a look at the “Main Event Mega Sale” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“LOTS of cars are driving around with our number plates,” sales manager Russell Hemming said as he reflected on the first year of Leongatha Holden. “The 12 months have gone really quickly but it’s been a lot of hard work. I am satisfied how it has all gone with above the expected sales for the […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Emporium opens

Up and running: proprietor of the Buffalo Emporium Anthony Thornton decided to open the shop after years of attending the Camberwell Market gave him an interest in all things weird and wonderful.

THE Buffalo Emporium opened on Saturday, without the Buffalo community garage sale. While the weather did not cooperate for the garage sale, plenty of people still came along to check out Buffalo’s newest store. The shop, featuring local handmade furniture, antiques, bric a brac, collectables, clothing, coffee and lots more will be a permanent feature […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New life for nursing home

Big job ahead: Nancy and Brenton Reeves, and their children (from left) Kynan, Callum, Alistair and Elizabeth are keen to get started on Prom View Lodge’s makeover. It will be turned into a short stay holiday house, aimed at large groups.

THE sale of Prom View Lodge in Toora settled recently, after it was purchased by Melbourne couple Brenton and Nancy Reeves. The Reeves’ plan to develop the building into a short stay holiday house for large groups. “It is going to take a while to get it to where we want it to be. We […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Browns opens in style

Talking farming: from left, Cameron Brown, Mark Reid from Leongatha North, Tom Newton, Maxum Animal Nutrition, and farmer Nick Murphy from Leongatha North chat about the industry.

THE barbecue was sizzling, the customers were drifting in and the day was just right for the launch of the new Browns in Leongatha last Thursday, October 30. Part owner Chris Brown was delighted with the day saying there was a steady stream of customers throughout the day especially during the 11am to 2pm period. […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Tourism thriving

Simply beautiful: from left, Brent Moran, executive member of Prom Country Regional Tourism; Philip Botte, chair of Prom Country Regional Tourism; Christine Legg, executive officer; Rachel Brown, executive member; and Danielle Todaro, tourism coordinator for council.

PHILIP Botte, chair of Prom Country Regional Tourism was justifiably upbeat at the authority’s Annual General Meeting held in the function room at the Korumburra Railway Station on Thursday night, October 23. It has been another great year of growth for tourism in the region and the authority has played a leading role in developing […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Leongatha sushi shop now open

Friendly faces: from left, sushi chef Shin Nagashima and nephew Youki Innes are excited by the opening of the new sushi shop in Leongatha.

YOUKI’S Japanese Takeaway opened in Leongatha on Tuesday, October 28. The takeaway shop will open its doors at 11am and close at 3pm. It will be open five days a week from Tuesday to Saturday. Storeowners Sayuri and Peter Innes opened their first takeaway shop on Phillip Island eight years ago. They have a second takeaway […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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