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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 with up to 99 rooms will be able to access grants of up to $25,000 for energy-saving projects. Mr Taylor, who is also the Morrison Government’s energy and emissions reduction minister, says there will be at least 400 grants on offer as part of the $10.2 million hotel energy uplift program…. Read more »

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 suppliers increased by 19.6 per cent or $255 million, while spend with SMEs increased by 3.8 per cent or $337 million from the previous year. Finance and small business minister Damien Tudehope said the SME and Regional Procurement Policy was helping family businesses and entrepreneurs to supply goods and services to… Read more »

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 is fast, free, accurate and private, says customer service minister Victor Dominello. “The consequences of non-compliance and complacency when it comes to electronic record keeping are serious – it puts people’s health at risk and destroys jobs,” Mr Dominello said. “The feedback we’ve received from contact tracers is that the Service… Read more »

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It’s no longer business as usual

Given the nature of the pandemic, all hands should be on deck, and all available tools should be used to get our local economy moving again, says Adriana Care, chair of Camden Region Economic Taskforce (CRET). “We are working hard to provide support and education, so that our businesses canRead more »

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How overcoming adversity made Stacey Copas resilient

Stacey Copas has created a framework of resilience based on her own experience of overcoming the adversity of becoming a quadriplegic at the age of 12. She is the author of How to be Resilient, and an international keynote speaker and facilitator on finding the opportunity in change and adversity.Read more »

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Business scholarships may go digital

Have you recently started a new business in Macarthur? Is your home based business starting to outgrow that space?  Would you benefit from working alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs who are also growing their business?  Do you need a business mentor and access to a variety of professional support services toRead more »

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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 aRead more »

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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 andRead more »

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Shorrocks team will have you back on your feet in no time

You’re crossing the street in a leisurely fashion but you take off when a car suddenly appears. Unfortunately one of your calf muscles snaps, which is a serious injury because now you’re basically on one leg. Don’t worry, the experts at Shorrocks Human Movement & Rehabilitation Services will have youRead more »

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Icon Visual Marketing workshop hits the mark

Icon Visual Marketing led a successful marketing workshop for start-up and small businesses in partnership with Campbelltown Council last week. The workshop, entitled DIY Marketing Plan, was led by Icon Visual Marketing’s managing director Joe Papadatos, pictured below. Attendees included people at various stages of their business from a fewRead more »

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Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

It was thumbs up from everyone when the Victress Connection, a new group for women in business in the Macarthur region, held its first function last week. More than 100 of Macarthur’s leading businesswomen attended the Victress Connection inaugural breakfast at Rydges Campbelltown. Among them was Katie Palmer, chief financialRead more »

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