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Round Table serves a treat

THE Borough in Korumburra was bursting at the seams with a community celebrating the excitement for plans to revitalise the town last Wednesday. The Korumburra Round Table hosted a celebration of local food and hospitality along with displays outlining the Korumburra Community Hub and Streetscape Revitalisation plan. The event was a resounding success as more […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Knitters get a challenge

QUIRKY teddies, symmetrical scarves and even a knitted succulent terrarium were on display at Leongatha Sew and Knit recently. As part of a people’s choice award, shop owner Helen Heuschele said the sewing challenge was to stimulate customers and trial a potential charity project. “We are getting out of the knitting season so I put […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Time to buoy business

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s new councillor Rosemary Cousin wants to work with the community to reinvigorate Leongatha’s business sector. “As a regular customer coming to Leongatha, I’m deeply concerned about the number of vacant shops in the town and I want to hear from traders and the public about ideas that might turn the shire’s economy […]

November 6th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Employers urged to look beyond disabilities

EMPLOYERS discovered the benefits of hiring people with disabilities at a networking event in Leongatha last Wednesday. Victoria’s Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell launched A Job for Everyone, a project that raises awareness of the advantages of hiring staff with disabilities. It’s a project of the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, for which Andrea Evans-McCall […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Building up ’Burra

KORUMBURRA is proposed to be home to a $2.5 million factory building sustainable homes, in a move that could create up to 20 jobs. South Gippsland Shire Council was last Wednesday briefed about Gippsland’s first solar powered residential development: a 12 unit project at Korumburra to be constructed by sustainable living builder iCUE Homes of […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

MP: chance to grow horticulture

HORTICULTURE could be expanded in South Gippsland if redundant water reservoirs are used for irrigation, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said. He has called on the State Government to consider the future irrigation needs of South Gippsland as the government ponders future use of redundant water supply dams. South Gippsland Water is undertaking consultation on […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Event to inspire employers

BEN Corcoran knows the challenges young people face in seeking employment. He’s been looking for a job fulltime since July this year, but had already been searching for 12 months while completing his studies. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in political science from Victoria University, he’s hoping to find a role within his […]

October 10th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Networking not hard work

JUDGING by the positive response and good numbers, the first of the new network meetings for the Leongatha Business Association will almost certainly become a regular event. To be held every three months, the meetings are designed to be informative and fun, involve one or two guest speakers and give the business community time to […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Dairy Expo links businesses to farmers

THE South Gippsland Dairy Expo has once again provided a platform for local farmers and businesses to connect as the long running event entered its 19th annual year last week. Chairman of the South Gippsland Dairy Expo and member of the Strzelecki Lions Club Cliff Wallace said the two day event continues to provide a […]

October 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Southern Business Women’s Network turns 20

THE Southern Business Women’s Network celebrated a 20 year milestone on Thursday night. In 1998, a small group of women developed an idea to support women in business. This network would be based on similar trade associations. Now it is 2018 and the network has 300 members. “The network is thriving. It truly was an […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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