Nominations Open for the Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards
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Women can do more to celebrate their achievements. That's the message from Canberra Women in Business as they open nominations for their annual awards this week. Canberra Women in Business President Peta Swarbrick says, “We need to join together and recognise some of the extraordinary businesswomen we have here in the ACT". “Women are often juggling busy lives while managing...
2019 Telstra ACT Business of the Year awards
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It takes courage, persistence and resilience to run a business. Last night’s 2019 Telstra ACT Business of the Year awards recognised the capital’s best. With around 29,000 businesses in the ACT, it’s no mean feat to be on stage at these awards, now in their 27th year. Winners at last night’s gala event, held at Gandel Hall at the National Gallery,...
Best and brightest in real estate step up for awards
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Innovation and service – and a boundless commitment to the Canberra community – have helped Independent take out a swag of awards at the Real Estate Institute of the ACT Awards for Excellence. As well as the Innovation and Community Service awards, Independent collected the Marketing and Communications Award and the prized Large Residential Agency of the Year Award. Independent...
Canberra company’s Ebola response lauded with humanitarian service medals
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At the height of a rampant Ebola outbreak in 2014, Freetown, Sierra Leone was described by Aspen Medical's Dr John Gerrard as "the worst affected city, in the worst affected country in the worst ever epidemic of the worst disease known". But rather than retreating in horror from a virulent epidemic, medical staff from the Canberra company headed straight towards...
Why this Canberra surgeon uses robotics for joint replacement surgery
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We’re all worried robots will take over our jobs one day, but what about when robotics actually help improve our quality of life? One doctor passionate about leveraging robotic technology to improve patient outcomes is Dr Damian Smith – skilled orthopaedic surgeon and a pioneer of robotic surgery in Australia. And we’re lucky to have him right here in Canberra....
Viva Leisure revenue a record as more growth looms on horizon
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Canberra’s Viva Leisure, a leading Australian health club owner and operator, has recorded more than $33 million in revenue in the last financial year. This is Viva Leisure’s first financial results release following a successful listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in June 2019. The fast-growing fitness provider had net profit after tax (NPAT) of $3.2 million, an 8.2 per cent increase...
Searching for the best lawyer? The Doyle’s Guide rankings are out
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Searching for a lawyer is a delicate process because legal matters are often especially personal. You want to know that the law firm and lawyer you choose will take the time to understand your situation, and has the expertise to help you. For an individual or someone with a small business, that's not necessarily an easy task given the complexities...
The capital market with David Robertson
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Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of Australia (REIA). April to June, 2019 quarter The highly anticipated...
Tim’s triple-A awesome job at Independent
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When Tim Cologon arrives for work with the Independent team, it's already an awesome day. According to Tim, it's triple-A awesome. August 6 was definitely a day to remember, as staff gathered to wish Tim a happy birthday and give their most valued co-worker a few surprises along the way, including a ride in a Ferarri, and of course there...
Workshops will show how to build a thriving export business in the Capital Region
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Getting into export sounds like a big call for many small businesses. Where would you start? How challenging could it be? The Canberra Region Joint Organisation, representing eight neighbouring local government areas, says the Capital Region is richly blessed with export possibilities. Often all that's lacking is confidence and know-how The CRJO is co-presenting a series of free interactive workshops, designed...
Fyshwick finds its voice with new business association
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Concerns about waste and recycling proposals in Fyshwick may have been a catalyst but the new Fyshwick Business Association has been a long time coming for the evolving light industrial and retail district in Canberra's south. The increasingly eclectic suburb has seen proposals for a waste and recycling facility and metal recycling, and the approval of a rail freight depot, all...
Businesses urge brake on commercial rate rises
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Phillip small business owner Terry Patat has a rates message for Chief Minister Andrew Barr - enough is enough. His commercial rates bill is becoming a crushing burden, with a 76 per cent increase in the past three years enough to make him consider heading across the border after 30 years trading as Pedders Suspension and Brakes in Salamander Court....
Australia’s next supercomputer brings ten times more firepower to ANU
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Step aside Raijin, there is a new supercomputer in town. Australia is set to have a new supercomputer which will deliver a 10-fold increase in speed for Australian National University researchers thanks to a $70 million upgrade. Australia's current fastest supercomputer Raijin, which is also housed at ANU, began operating in 2013 but has been sliding down the global rankings in...
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