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How resilience grants helped local firms survive pandemic shock

In order to survive the downturn caused by the pandemic, Out of Office Espresso café used a council business grant to set up a dark kitchen to operate during the evenings under a new brand, Papi’s Kitchen. This addition increased their financial resilience by allowing their kitchen to operate at different times of the day, attract new clientele and re-hire staff who had been stood down. Out of Office Espresso café was one of 50 local businesses that received a grant worth up to $5,000 from Liverpool Council to help them get through the worst of the pandemic. Council developed… Read more »

Never a dull moment when Mark Latham’s got a microphone

Whatever you think of Mark Latham’s politics, one thing’s for sure: there’s never a dull moment when he gets the microphone in hand. He always calls a spade a spade and never takes any prisoners over matter of principle. It’s also very hard to deny Latham’s intelligence and common sense approach to various issues over the years. It seems like an eternity now but in 2004 the boy from Liverpool had an opportunity to become the Prime Minister of our country – but we decided to give John Howard one more term. A few years earlier he was shadow minister… Read more »

Eat street the delicious new hub of Ed.Square town centre

Eat street the delicious new hub of Ed.Square town centre

Ed.Square – South Western Sydney’s new shopping, entertainment and dining hub – is inviting everyone to check out the eat street and join in plenty of family fun and events in the new town centre. And by collecting their free foodie passport available in participating stores, visitors can choose from an amazing culinary selection of cuisines from around the world, with fantastic specials on offer. Once they have their foodie passport stamped three times by redeeming three special offers across participating stores, customer are eligible to go into the barrel draw to win a year of movies at Ed.Square Town… Read more »

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Eat street the delicious new hub of Ed.Square town centre

Ed.Square – South Western Sydney’s new shopping, entertainment and dining hub – is inviting everyone to check out the eat street and join in plenty of family fun and events in the new town centre. And by collecting their free foodie passport available in participating stores, visitors can choose fromRead more »

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Selling goods and services to the government

Business owners, industry groups and members of the public are encouraged to have their say on how to make it easier for small, medium and regional businesses to sell goods and services to the NSW Government. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the consultation would assist theRead more »

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Local hotels offered grants for energy saving projects

Grants of up to $25,000 for energy saving projects are up for grabs for small and medium hotels to help them lower their power bills. Federal member for Hume Angus Taylor, pictured, whose electorate includes a substantial part of the Macarthur region, says hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes withRead more »

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Government procurement policy boost for jobs

Small, medium and regional businesses are reaping the benefits of the NSW Government’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Regional Procurement Policy, with the NSW Government spending more money with SMEs and regional businesses. In the 12 months since the policy commenced on February 1, 2019, spend with regional suppliersRead more »

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Hospitality, hairdressers must use Service NSW QR code

Hospitality businesses and hairdressers in Macarthur, along with all others across NSW, are being reminded to download and use the NSW Government’s Service NSW QR code for registrations, or risk serious penalties, with the new rules taking effect from January 1, 2021. The government’s Service NSW QR code system isRead more »

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Main street businesses join forces with council

Residents are being encouraged to shop locally this Christmas with a series of On Q Christmas specials to support businesses on Queen Street. As part of the On Q activation project, retailers, cafes and restaurants have partnered with Campbelltown Council to offer the booklet which contains vouchers for a rangeRead more »

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Boost for advanced manufacturing centre in aerotropolis

Another local Western Sydney manufacturer has signed a Letter of Intent with the NSW Government and plans to play a role in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) at the aerotropolis next to Western Sydney Airport. Romar Engineering’s presence will boost the Western Parkland City’s aerospace, defence and medical manufacturingRead more »

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Born in Macarthur: digital marketing platform for small businesses

Icon Visual Marketing, a company that has been operating in Camden and Campbelltown for almost 20 years, has created a new marketing platform for small and medium size businesses. Called Odee, the start-up is the mastermind of Icon’s marketing experts. It has just been launched and is being initially offeredRead more »

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Macarthur online business advice initiative is going live

Online initiative Open for Business is going live this Friday. Local experts will share their knowledge when social media platform Good Morning Macarthur holds Open For Business – The Live Event. “During these tough times, small business owners who have needed guidance often did not have the support network toRead more »

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Mental health workshops part of 2020 small business month program

Mental health workshops will be part of this year’s Camden Council small business month program. To celebrate small business month and mental health month in October, council has put together a program for local business focusing on mental health awareness, creative business planning and hands on art therapy. The SmallRead more »

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