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Camden Council green light for Covid-19 support grants

Local small businesses and community groups will benefit from almost $420,000 in funding as part of Camden Council’s Covid-19 support grants. The grants, which are a part of stage two of council’s Covid-19 support package announced in April this year to support both businesses and residents, were given the green light earlier this week. They include a $15,000 digital adaptation and innovation grant to be used for innovative solutions or upgrades to assist businesses to adapt to the changed circumstances. There are also community support grants, with again up to $15,000 available for incorporated associations and not-for-profit groups located in… Read more »

Online marketplace to boost local economy

Local businesses can now list services and products with Camden Council for direct support during and after the current economic climate created by Covid-19.  Council has launched VendorPanel Marketplace which encourages suppliers to register their details so they can be sought for quotes on goods and services required by Camden Council.  Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the initiative was created after a revision to council’s purchasing and procurement policy recently.  “It is important that local businesses receive the support they need through this difficult period and that is what the Marketplace is about,” Cr Fedeli said. “The Vendor… Read more »

Thumbs up for business scholarship program

Thumbs up for business scholarship program

Small business people who have participated in the Campbelltown Business Scholarship program have nothing but high praise for it. One previous scholarship recipient, Yogesh Chavan of Good Source, said the course was a fantastic opportunity. “I feel empowered in so many aspects of businesses which I never thought about before,’’ he said. “I personally feel that I am a better business owner now than I was when I started this scholarship program,” he said. Fellow recipient Matthew Gabriel from Chevron Technologies, pictured above, said the program helped him improve his services to his clients. “The business scholarship program has allowed… Read 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 »


Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Small business owners in Campbelltown who are ready to break out of the home office set up can apply for a business scholarship to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. But you’d better hurry: applications for the Campbelltown Council Business Scholarships are open until August 11.Read more »


Chevron Technologies product of Matthew’s passion

Matthew Gabriel, the young man behind Chevron Technologies, was in Year 9 at John Therry Catholic High School when he thought IT would be the career for him. He remembers that learning about systems, programming and modern technology sparked a strong interest in him at the time. “I decided toRead more »


Get on board Camden Monopoly for a good cause

Local businesses and organisations will feature on the first ever Camden edition of Monopoly – and it’s all for a good cause. Camden Council, in partnership with Winning Moves Australia, is designing and producing 2,000 copies of the popular game. Council is now calling on local businesses to get behindRead more »

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Trung Bui is only 31 but the world is his oyster

The word “inspiration’’ doesn’t do justice to the story of Trung Bui. His parents came to Australia from Vietnam in the 1980s. One of six kids, Trung grew up in the Housing Commission neighbourhood of Ashcroft, west of Liverpool. Now 31, this quietly spoken young man is successfully pioneering aRead more »

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