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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 »

Gate closes on local produce

A LOCAL fresh produce business has finished indefinitely in the face of challenging barriers to entering a market dominated by major supermarket chains. FarmGate Online, a local food distribution company which operated from distribution points along the Bass Coast and South Gippsland, ceased operating recently. Leaving no debtors in its wake, FarmGate Online owners Aladair […]

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

Crowds rush to Burra Brewing Co.

BURRA Brewing Co. has opened the doors to its brewery on Commercial Street in Korumburra, with its own craft beers on tap. Burra Brewing Co. is owned and operated by locals Kim Nicholas, Anthony Dempster, Luke Jones, Narelle Jones, Phill Dempster and Ange Dempster. All the brewing of Burra Brewing Co. beer is done onsite […]

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

Excellence award for Wonthaggi builder

WONTHAGGI firm DAS Constructions has won the Regional Master Builder of the Year (Commercial) Award at the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards held in Melbourne. Their work on Newhaven College’s Senior Learning Centre and Specialist Facility was completed to the highest level of accuracy, and within a short timeframe, requiring the coordination of trades […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism boost is music to Bass Coast’s ears

MUSIC is driving more people into South Gippsland. For the last 12 years, the Hills Are Alive Group has generated tourism to the Krowera hinterland with music festivals, resulting in an economic boost. Now the group is looking to take a step forward to target a new demographic of music lovers. Operators of the Hills […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra brewing new business

THE Burra Brewery was officially opened on Saturday, drawing a huge crowd from near and far, all keen for a taste of what the new Korumburra business has to offer. Bar manager and part owner Narelle Jones said the idea for the brewery was born on a golf trip around four years ago. After a […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Water bills among Australia’s cheapest

THE average residential water customer in South Gippsland will continue to pay some of the lowest rates in Australia for water and sewerage services. Average water bills in South Gippsland will remain relatively stable in 2018-19, with the average bill to remain at $996, according to the Essential Services Commission (ESC), the state’s water regulator. […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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