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Two in a row for Edney’s

Class dealers: from left, Nick McRae and Darryl McGannon are part of the team at Edney’s Leongatha where a high degree of professionalism is central to the culture of the business. Mr McRae was named Australian Service Manager of the Year for rural dealerships.

NICK McRae, the service manager at Edney’s Leongatha, has been named by Hyundai as Australian Service Manager of the Year for rural dealerships. He won the award for the second consecutive year. The award is determined by customer feedback collated by Hyundai Australia and is a measure of customer satisfaction with the service offered by […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Banks back community

Driving projects: the Toora and District Community Bank Branch and Foster branch of the Bendigo Bank are helping the Promontory district via their annual grants program.

PROMONTORY District Finance Group Limited launched its community grants program yesterday (Monday), injecting thousands of dollars into the local community. The group oversees Toora and District Community Bank Branch and Foster branch, with profits reinvested back into the community through annual grants. Company chairman Rob Liley said this year’s grant program would provide much needed […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Korumburra a shining town

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THE Korumburra business community will have the chance to come together on Wednesday, April 29. The Community Connect Event will be held at the tea room at the Korumburra Railway Station at 6.30pm. Organisers urge the business community to come together in support of Korumburra. When it comes to business, Lucy Mertens, proprietor of Lucy […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Work safety swoop

Think safety: quad bikes continue to be responsible for a significant number of injuries on farms in South Gippsland.

By Stuart Biggins WORKSAFE Victoria has a job to do across Gippsland and it is a major undertaking. Phil Grimson, regional operations manager for WorkSafe Victoria, said, “The program hasn’t changed.” What is about to change, however, is the season, with wet weather now more likely. WorkSafe advised people working in agriculture to be alert. […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Inverloch may feed land hunger

Land supply: Bass Coast Shire Council says the shire has enough land to meet supply for years. Pictured is Inverloch real estate agent Lewis Stone, right, with his wife, Judy Stone, left, and colleague Sarah Spencer-Smith, centre.

BASS Coast Shire has enough residential land to accommodate another 19.7 years of growth, according to the 2014 Bass Coast Land Supply and Demand Assessment. Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the report, presented by council’s acting general manager for planning Jodi Kennedy, at the ordinary council meeting in Wonthaggi last Wednesday. “The report found that […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bass Coast women celebrate

Women’s Day: International Women’s Day luncheon guest speaker, Nectar and Stone founder Caroline Khoo, and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown.

BASS Coast Shire Council celebrated International Women’s Day with an inspirational luncheon focusing on dreaming big and achieving goals. With the theme ‘Dream Big: Make Your Passion Your Purpose’, around 140 women from across Bass Coast and neighbouring shires attended the sold out event to enjoy a two course lunch at The Cape Kitchen in […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Embrace social media

Stepping up: social media expert Kylie Bartlett (second from right), at the Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance lunch with, from left, Jenni Hardy of Federation Training Leongatha, Rob Rhodes of Telstra and Roslyn Jenzen of Bass Coast Shire Council.

BUSINESSES have been urged to harness the marketing power of social media to build relationships with customers. Web marking expert Kylie Bartlett advised businesspeople to serve customers instead of selling, when she addressed a meeting of the Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance in Leongatha last Thursday. She recommended businesses devise a social media strategy […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Snow peas best in world

Good crops: Loui Condoluci said this season has been a good one for snow peas, with a plentiful harvest coming off around 300 acres of plants.

CONDOLUCI Produce has been growing fresh produce including peas and potatoes and snow peas in Leongatha for some 60 years. The family is now focussing solely on growing snow peas on 300 acres at Leongatha. Frank and Melina Condoluci started the business growing peas, and Frank said they grow some of the best produce in […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Flexibility brings opportunity

Close eye: Fabio Dal Pozzo inspects a mob of Angus heifers on his Koonwarra beef property.

CREATING options for marketing stock has been Fabio Dal Pozzo’s secret to maximising returns in the beef industry. The Koonwarra farmer runs a variety of cattle – heifers, steers, and cows and calves – to give himself the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities, while focusing on his core business of fattening heifers. “I always […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Rate relief closer for farmers

Financial future: Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Paul Buckley and mayor Cr Kimberley Brown released council’s rating strategies and draft long term financial plan.

FARMERS may pay lower council rates and owners of vacant land could be forced to pay more, depending which rating strategy Bass Coast Shire Council chooses. Council discussed rating strategy options and its long term financial plan at a special meeting at the Bass Coast Civic Centre in Wonthaggi on Wednesday night. Along with its […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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