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Paul Corazza is no stranger to real estate. He’s just marked his 26th year in ‘the biz’ and has sold...
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Roger Tall well remembers the catalyst which started him on the road to help others within the Canberra community. It...
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It’s rare to find someone who enjoys their work so much that they’ve stuck with it for more than a...
Community-minded Mirko Milic is driven to help others
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Vinnies CEO Sleep Out participant Mirko Milic says he’s always been a strong believer in giving back to the community, whether it is through involvement with a charity or sporting groups. As the Canberra Toyota Dealer Principal, Mirko says he is keen to lead by example to his 360 staff across seven sites in the ACT by demonstrating first hand...
It’s been a homecoming for new Woden Community Service CEO Jenny Kitchin
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In many ways, Jenny Kitchin feels she’s come full circle. She grew up in Woden and lived in one of the first houses in Chifley, at a time when the countryside was sparse, there were no local shops and the trip into the city was a long one. Today, Jenny has returned to the area but as the new Chief...
Communities@Work CEO Lee Maiden on why she’s ‘always smiling at work’
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[email protected]'s board chair Alan Greenslade recently announced the appointment of Lee Maiden to the position of Chief Executive Officer. "Lee is an outstanding appointment known for her collaborative leadership style," he said of the new CEO. "She brings a wealth of experience from several decades working with [email protected]" Established in the 1970s in Canberra, [email protected] is a social enterprise that...
Powered by Passion: Margaret Blakers, Environmentalist
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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. Margaret Blakers, in many ways, embodies the...
McGrath’s dynamic duo talk work-life balance and working in real estate
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Life is good for Jason Anasson and Natalie Kokic Schmidt. They’ve been together for 14 years (since high school), love living in Canberra, adore their two Staffies and share professional lives in the competitive and fast-moving world of real estate. Jason and Natalie both work for McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin here in the capital and are 100 per cent committed to delivering...
Scott Jackson stands tall as a Canberra real estate industry leader
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At five foot, five inches, or just under 170 centimetres, Scott Jackson has copped just about every short joke there is. Entering into a business partnership with two brothers who measure over six foot two, has really highlighted the height discrepancy. However, Scott, or Scottie as he’s universally known, stands tall above almost all in the industry when it comes...
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...
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