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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 »

Robbery deflates retail business

Had enough: Graeme O’Connor from Great Southern Outdoors in Leongatha is incensed by the robbery that took place at his store last Tuesday night.

A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up. According to Mr O’Connor unknown offender(s) forced entry through the front door of the Bair Street premises and took between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of stock. All of the glass cabinets were emptied, […]

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

Back local businesses, back your community

Stay local: South Gippsland Shire Council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn encourages shoppers to shop at small businesses on Support Small Business Day, Saturday, October 4. She is pictured in Leongatha’s commercial strip.

SUPPORT Small Business Day takes place on Saturday, October 4, run by South Gippsland Shire Council and the Victorian Government. “We see it as a real celebration of what’s special about shopping locally, and that is supporting the people that support our community,” council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn said. Ms Littlejohn praised local businesses […]

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

Tradeswomen take action

Ready to work: from left, community VCAL coordinator Jo Beasley, Steph Goss, Eliza Woodhams, Fred Foster, Bethany Reggardo and Holly Telfer took on the tradeswomen workshop supported by SALT.

WOMEN took control of the power tools in a tradeswomen workshop at Wonthaggi recently. Led by SALT – standing for Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen – the ladies were given practical experience using basic hand tools and small power tools. The Victorian Government and SALT work to increase women’s participation in non traditional career pathways through […]

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

Jaci stands out

Outstanding honour: sponsor representative Cr Sharon Gibson (left), mayor of Latrobe City Council, presents Jaci Hicken of Jacican, Mirboo North, with the new business award.

THE excellent work of Gippsland businesses was recognised at the 2014 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards recently, with Mirboo North business Jacican taking out one of the top awards. Jacican, a restaurant and food outlet, won the new business category, with judges noting owner Jaci Hicken had demonstrated “a very highly planned and methodical approach […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Award winning team at Marriotts

Leading dealership: Adam Dean from Marriotts MPE with the two awards won recently for excellence in KTM sales and service.

MARRIOTTS Motorcycles and Power Equipment in Leongatha has been awarded the KTM 360 degree award, the highest accolade handed out by the motorcycle manufacturer. Marriotts’ KTM sales and accessories manager Adam Dean said the award came off the back of hitting sales targets across the KTM range. “This is the second time we have won […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Saleyards to be auctioned

Happy man: Korumburra Business Association president David Amor is delighted the former saleyards in Korumburra will be auctioned.

THE former Korumburra saleyards are closer to being redeveloped, with the site to be auctioned on October 31. Signs promoting the auction were erected last week. Auddino First National will conduct the auction at 11am onsite. That news was welcomed by Korumburra Business Association president David Amor. “The best thing now is for something to […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Kim’s there for you

Here to help: wellness coach Kim Williams of HealthyZEST is ready to aid women overwhelmed by the busyness of life.

RUNNING around after kids, juggling work and trying to satisfy everyone else’s needs can leave women with little time to care for themselves. Kim Williams of Fish Creek knows what that’s like. She’s a working mum of three, and despite the pressures of life, knows the importance of caring for herself. “If I’m not healthy, […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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 »

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