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Simply WordPress Sydney: new name reflects evolution of local tech company

After operating as Chevron Technologies since it was established in 2007, this local digital company has changed its name to better reflect its evolution over the past few years. The man behind the business, Matthew Gabriel, of Macquarie Fields, has announced that he has changed the name to Simply WordPress Sydney. He says the new name better reflects the kind of internet services his company offers in 2020. Simply WordPress Sydney will continue to serve the needs of South West Sydney, including Campbelltown, Macarthur, Narellan and Camden businesses. But as the new name implies the services will now be offered… Read more »

Let’s hear it for Ashleigh

In March last year the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that around 466 million people have disabling hearing loss. WHO said 34 million of these were children, and 60 percent of childhood hearing loss was due to preventable causes.  Ashleigh Toynton, a TAFE Digital graduate and Campbelltown resident, saw a need in her local community to cater for those aged between three and 25 years and her business, Hearing Tests 4 Kids, was born. An array of hearing services including a home visit program are offered through Hearing Tests 4 kids. “After working as an audiometrist in management roles with… Read more »

How scholarships help small businesses find their feet

Four local small businesses immersed themselves in a business development and growth program over the past three months. It was all part of the second round of Campbelltown City Council’s business scholarships program. The program offers each participating business access to a co-working space for six months, e-learning resources and online collaboration, and advanced business coaching and mentoring from an expert business advisor. This round of scholarship follows on from the inaugural launch of the program at the start of the year, where an additional four local businesses took part in the first iteration of the program. The scholarships, which… Read more »

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Workers comp changes good for business

Small business employers and workers in the Campbelltown area have benefitted from changes to the workers compensation scheme, says the state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle. He says the scheme has “made NSW a safer and more productive place to work’’. WorkCover NSW data for the first 12 months sinceRead more »

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We’re looking after small business in NSW, says minister

NSW Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, says the state government would continue to reduce barriers for small business. He was speaking during during a visit to businesses in Campbelltown, accompanied by the state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle. “Small business is the backbone of our economy,’’ Mr Doyle said.Read more »


Here’s the key to being a happy caravan consumer

Caravan Industry Association of Australia has launched the new symbol of accreditation and compliance within the caravanning and camping industry – the Accreditation Key. The Accreditation Key is the single visual identity of those businesses with the highest quality standards and practices, ensuring consumers are able to identify the bestRead more »

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Ninja economy of a mutual kind

Australia’s member owned businesses make the same contribution to the economy as the mining sector – around 6 percent of the nation’s earnings. The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals 2014 National Mutual Economy Report has found the top 100 Australian co-operative and mutual businesses, including the top 10 memberRead more »


Next business leaders are on their way

Liverpool deputy mayor Peter Ristevski has congratulated seven young business people who graduated from a local entrepreneurs’ program. The Young Entrepreneurs Success (YES) program is delivered jointly by Liverpool City Council and the South West Sydney Business Enterprise Centre. “This program links local business elders with young business owners whoRead more »


Selling cigarettes to minors can be costly for retailers

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is committed to protecting vulnerable children from the harmful effects of smoking and recently successfully prosecuted a Fairfield retailer who sold illegally imported cigarettes to under age children. SWSLHD Director of Public Health, Stephen Conaty, said the dangers of smoking are well known.Read more »

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Food safety guide rolled out

Campbelltown City Council has developed a Safe Food Guide, which outlines important food safety information and is being rolled out to local food businesses as part of a campaign to increase awareness of their obligations under the Food Act 2003. The 77-page guide follows on from Council’s Food Safety andRead more »


For the record, Grace is on the move

With enormous capacity and a floor plan the size of two and a half football fields, Grace Information & Records Management’s (GIRM) newest Campbelltown facility is a major boost to the local economy. Mayor Paul Lake officially opened the state-of-the art facility last week. Located adjacent to Grace’s existing buildingRead more »

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First Little Ceasars Down Under opens in Casula

State Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons MP together with Councillor Ned Mannoun, Mayor of Liverpool City Council and Councillor Tony Hadchiti cut the first slice of pizza at the opening of the very first Little Caesars restaurant in Australia. Little Ceasars is located in Casula. Ms Gibbons said: “It isRead more »

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