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Friday 1 July 2022

We are excited to introduce you to our new name… BUSINESS Port Macquarie.

Here for you servicing our business community. Looking to lift the profile of business in the Port Macquarie area. We are upgrading our website inline with our new name to make it more user friendly and easier to find our member businesses, what they do and what they offer. Visit us at www.businessportmacquarie.com.au.

I have been fortunate enough to attend a couple of seminars this year that have showcased both international and Australian speakers. It is great to learn some new techniques and business ideas with interesting and informative content. I have also had the privilege to attend a couple of local events, with speakers that are local to the Hastings yet also speak interstate and on the world stage. I have to say that both Stacey Morgan (Business Coach/Entrepreneur) & Jane Hillsdon (Award winning Marketing Guru) are two of the most engaging, informative, easy to understand with great knowledge takeaway speakers, that I have come across. I don’t know if it has to do with “the tall poppy” syndrome or because we see them around town and know them, that we don’t give enough credit to the incredible talent that we have locally. Yet we are prepared to pay a fortune and travel to see other speakers. For this reason we at Business Port Macquarie will be making sure that we showcase more local talent and the pearls of wisdom they possess so stay tuned for upcoming events.

Speaking of events, I would like to extend a big congratulations to Hastings Council on the fabulous Artwalk event. I love how this is combined to also show off local businesses. Also huge congratulations to Gordo Gamsley & Lucy Frost for bringing Tortuga to town.  Hopefully this will be an annual event for the Hastings. We also look forward to the long awaited return of Luminosity. This is an incredible 3 day event that helps shape our young people for the future. I urge all businesses to get behind this incredible informative event for our leaders of the future. You can get involved by sponsoring a student to attend. Please call our office for more information.

I was fortunate to be invited to the celebration of the 1000th property sale in Sovereign Hills. Congratulations to the Lewis Land group on the fantastic vision you had and the community you have created. This sale signals the half way point with another 1000 blocks to go. There are also exciting expansions & developments taking place at Sovereign Place so we have invited the team from Sovereign Hills to present at out July Network event on Thursday, 21 July to reveal what is happening moving forward. So join us for an informative evening.

By now you are all well aware of the wage increases and also 0.5% superannuation increase that takes place from this month and the increased pressure this adds to small business that is still trying to get back on its feet after flood, fire and covid. This equates to a $2.5 billion increase to business in NSW. Many people are unaware that 98% of business in NSW is small business. We at Business Port Macquarie are here to assist in whatever way we can to direct you to services that can assist.  Please call either Katherine Harris, our Executive Officer Mon-Fri 9am-3pm on 0422 562 300 or you can call me on 0414 772 771.

Our quote for the month “Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts”.  (Winston Churchill)

Have a great month.

Alex