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Surprise celebration

Build it up: Gil and Karen Trease were surprised with party to celebrate 30 years in the building industry recently, complete with a cake modelled on a Trease built house.

GIL and Karen Trease from Meeniyan’s Trease Builders were surprised by family and friends recently, with a party to celebrate 30 years in the building industry. They arrived at their Sandy Point beach home to what they thought was going to be a Mother’s Day dinner, but instead 25 family and staff surprised them with […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Time to thank doctors

Doctor’s Day: practice manager Nadine Smith is pictured admiring last November’s completed facility with partners of the Korumburra Medical Centre, from left, Dr Peter Lewis, Dr Phil Huguenin, and Dr Mark Bensley.

WORLD Family Doctor Day is celebrated today, Tuesday, May 19 and it is a time to recognise and praise doctors for the work they do in everyone’s lives. May 19 was first declared World Family Doctor Day by the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Confidence can be found in a new smile

Reason to smile: Dr Taehee Lee at South Gippsland Dental Clinic, Leongatha, has 11 years’ experience with the CEREC technology.

IT SEEMS successful people smile a lot. Smiles demonstrate confidence and self-esteem, so healthy and attractive teeth are so important in conveying a vitality that glows. Nowadays it is possible to create precise, beautiful, tooth ‘sculptures’ using the latest in dental computer technology from Sirona, a company based in Germany. This technology has now been […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Lucy seeks change

For sale: Korumburra’s Lucy May Mertens, with partner Steve Collins, has decided it is time for a change and has listed her business for sale.

AFTER four years spent establishing and running her café, Korumburra’s Lucy May Mertens has decided it is time for something different. Her Lucy May’s Café is for sale via private tender. “I have decided that after four years, it is time to put it on the market,” Lucy said. “I have really accomplished everything I […]

May 12th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

KBA’s expectations exceeded

Happy members: from left, Korumburra Business Association members Vince Sgarioto, David Amor, Jenny Rowe, Heidi Marshall, Rowena Ashley, Steve Bone and Lucy May Mertens were thrilled with the response to the KBA’s first community connect event last Wednesday, which attracted more than 120 people.

THE new look Korumburra Business Association held its first community connect event at the Korumburra Railway Station last Wednesday night, attracting more than 120 people. The event aimed to bring the business community together and featured guest speakers Richard Uglow from Civic Guides, Barbara Look and Ken Fraser from South Gippsland Shire Council, Jenni Keerie […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

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


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 »

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