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“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and...
Local Leaders
Life is good for Jason Anasson and Natalie Kokic Schmidt. They’ve been together for 14 years (since high school), love...
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At five foot, five inches, or just under 170 centimetres, Scott Jackson has copped just about every short joke there...
The People of Pialligo Estate: The man behind the bacon
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Pialligo Estate Smokehouse manager, Alex Petryk, becomes emotional as he starts talking about the absolute devotion the people of Canberra have to his bacon, a product that has virtually developed its own identity. In particular, when the Smokehouse at Hume burned down in 2016, local businesses kept an empty space in their display cases for eight weeks waiting for the...
Powered by Passion: Kelli Donovan, Pure Pod
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“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra women. The focus is on sustainable fashion this...
Inspiring women: celebrating Kirsty McGovern-Hooley
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As a business consultant, mum of two, President of the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Association, and President of her daughters’ school P&C, Kirsty McGovern-Hooley is one very busy lady. The once high-flying media and advertising executive spent over 15 years with one of Australia’s largest advertising and marketing agencies before relocating to Singapore where she directed the media...
Along came Holly: Boutique real estate agency punching above its weight
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When Holly Komorowski was looking to buy a house, never in her wildest dreams did she think it would lead to opening her own real estate agency. Today, Holly is happily entrenched on the flip side of the property market—selling to clients and managing their properties through home.by holly. And she’s loving every minute of it. "I was trying to...
Powered by Passion: Jenny Edwards, Light House Architecture and Science
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“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra women. This week, Nina speaks to Jenny...
Canberra Businessman and Philanthropist making our community a better place
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After striking up a conversation with Ehren Keys, you immediately feel as though life is pretty good. That’s the impact he can have on others. For his parents, Glenn and Mel and his two siblings, Siân and Tim, Ehren has influenced their lives in the most positive and productive ways. Twenty-five-year-old Ehren was born with Down syndrome. He embraces each...
Building relationships key to property management, says McIntyre’s Jasmine Henjak
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When Jasmine Henjak left high school in 2002, she didn’t know what she wanted to do for a living. She decided to take a year off and make some money, while pondering life. Then, out of the blue, she landed a job in real estate and her future became crystal clear. That was in 2003 and Jasmine has been in...
Powered by Passion: Canberra women reaching for the stars
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"If you can't see it, you can't be it", goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra women. Some may already be...
The Red Robot: Capabilities limited only by your imagination
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If first impressions are anything to go by, the Red Robot factory in Fyshwick has the potential to change the world. This design and manufacturing hub is the virtual meeting point for ideas to meet reality. Nothing, it would appear, is out of the realm of possibility. In practice, this means that designers and innovators come up with a concept,...
Getting messaging right is the key to digital marketing success
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Observing how businesses market on digital platforms, Kevin Bhadra quickly identifies the difference between an outstanding campaign and failure. Getting the messaging right is the key challenge says the founder and chief strategist of Canberra-based Exalted Digital. Specialising in search engine marketing (SEO, SEM, PPC and Adwords), social media marketing, programmatic and content marketing, Mr Bhadra says hitting the target audience...
Rubik3’s Anthony Mora makes it his business to put people first
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If there’s anything that drives Anthony Mora, it’s taking care of people in business. "I don’t believe a person should ever be treated as a transaction," says Anthony, Associate Partner of Rubik3. "In my books, it’s always about relationships and what we can do for each other. Taking care of people is the way of the future in business." Anthony...
Team culture drives Belle Property Kingston
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A strong team culture has set high-performing Belle Property Kingston agency on a speedy growth trajectory. Co-principal Dan McAlpine says the surge in sales and property management last year led to 10 new staff joining the Kingston Foreshore office, including established agents from elsewhere in the ACT. Belle Property Group’s quality marketing, branding and team culture have been irresistible draw-cards....
A man of influence, generosity and compassion: Peter Munday
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Peter Munday left school at the age of 14 years, nine months. To clarify his departure from school, he was asked to leave Marist College. To say he lacked focus is an understatement. In Peter's own words, he had trouble concentrating and connecting with the education system. He was also bullied because he struggled with the basics. In his early...
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