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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 »

Consuls general tour Gippsland

International opportunities: from left, head of campus at Federation University Gippsland Dr Harry Ballis, Committee for Gippsland CEO Mary Aldred, Consul General from Spain Miguel Gomez de Aranda and South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett at Wild Dog Winery.

THE success stories of Gippsland were shown to a delegation of Melbourne-based consuls general recently. Visitors explored Phillip Island Nature Park, Burra Foods in Korumburra, Wild Dog Winery in Warragul, GippsAero in Morwell, the Gippsland Water Factory at Marvale, Australian Paper in Maryvale, and Loy Yang Power Station. Presentations on industry profiles and export destinations […]

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

Massive mid-year sale

Plenty in stock: there are many great bargains to be found at Officesmart including the bonus Canon tax and business sale calculators held by Corrie Hemming.

LEONGATHA Officesmart is celebrating the end of the financial year with its annual mid-year sale. The sale will run until July 6. For the best value in stationary, this sale has all your office supplies covered. There are great bargains and all requirements are catered for. Many specials are on offer including Victory paper for […]

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

Global doors open

Selling to world: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Ken Fraser, David O’Brien MLC, Craig Nuske of Longwarry Food Park, Geoff Howard MLA, Ian Trezise MLA and Paul Weller MLA discuss export opportunities.

THINK exports in South Gippsland and dairy would no doubt be the first industry to come to mind. But secretaries could one day be typing notes for American clients from their homes in South Gippsland. That was the insight offered by South Gippsland Shire Council’s economic development co-ordinator Ken Fraser at a parliamentary hearing into […]

June 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

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