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Free of screens and the addiction of checking them repeatedly, Carly Saeedi found her children happier, calmer and busy exploring...
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The local brothers behind the PKUP service that drives you and your car home if you're unable to drive have...
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When businesses support communities, wonderful things happen. Like the cubby house project that raised $1,500 for not-for-profit [email protected] It all...
BAL health program awarded platinum status
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For almost 13 years, Canberra legal firm Bradley Allen Love Lawyers’ Directors and their staff have been developing their own leading health and wellbeing program. In 2015 BAL sought recognition from ACT Healthier Work for a 12-month health and well-being plan. Four years on, in January 2019, after assessing the comprehensive program that addresses mental health, physical health and wellbeing,...
Budget 2019: Canberra not on infrastructure fast track, says business
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There's been a mixed reaction from local business figures to the 2019 Federal budget as local leaders conjure with tax cuts and a promised surplus on one hand but a distinct lack of direct local benefits for the Canberra economy on the other. During the Canberra Business Chamber's budget breakfast, Region Media questioned Senator Zed Seselja on how strongly he...
Tech-driven rebrand launches Independent into the future of property
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Major ACT real estate company Independent Property Group is revolutionising its business with a new name and a technology-driven overhaul that will enable it to be more responsive to customers and allow its agents to focus on more personalised service. The adoption of leading-edge technology in coming months is part of a rebranding of the company launched on Thursday (28...
Award-winning Fedra Olive Grove and tourism facilities for sale 55 km from Canberra
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A multi-award winning olive grove on 87 acres of land is on the market just 55 kilometres from Canberra and comes with tourism facilities and three residences. Fedra Olive Grove at 5796 Federal Highway in Collector was started from scratch by Spiros (Jeff) and Fedra Konstantinou in May 2000 as a way of promoting their Greek heritage and their love...
The Hammer settles into new digs
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The team at Thor’s Hammer is over the moon now that they have a new home. After 23 years at the Brickworks in Yarralumla, Thor Diesendorf received a letter announcing that the site was to be redeveloped by Doma Group into a 380-dwelling residential development and informing him it was time for his business to vacate. The issue for Thor...
Club Lime acquires Goulburn’s Absolute Fitness
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Club Lime’s arrival in Goulburn has been such an outstanding hit a second club will open nearby, with exciting new features for members who are rolling up in just about every age group. Operating in Hume Street, Goulburn, and growing rapidly in regional NSW, Club Lime (part of the VIVA Leisure group) is one of Australia's largest privately-owned health and...
People matter for business leadership says RSM
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A gathering that brings together Canberra's business and commerce leaders doesn't necessarily sound like the first place you'd turn for personal growth insights. But organisers of the highly successful RSM Business and Finance Symposium say it's not always about the numbers in business: you can't succeed without a focus on people. The annual half-day conference is tailored to equip leaders...
Barr to push for direct flights to Canberra on visit to China
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Direct flights from China to the ACT will be on the agenda this week when Chief Minister Andrew Barr leads a Government delegation to Guangzhou and Canberra's sister city Beijing. Mr Barr said growing the ACT's largest international tourism market and more international flights were the key objectives for the delegation. He will meet with China Southern Airlines and representatives from...
How to be part of Canberra’s biggest night out
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On Friday 29 March, business leaders, influencers, media and avid supporters will come together at Hotel Realm to support the Menslink Big Night Out. Now in its third year, the annual event has become a crucial part of Menslink’s fundraising calendar, with monies raised going directly to support the important work Menslink do. According to Menslink CEO, Martin Fisk, the...
What an end to mortgage broking could mean for your mortgage
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Would you pay a mortgage broker upfront to find you the best home loan? Even if it meant using some of the funds from your hard earned deposit? This is one of the recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission into the financial services sector, detailed in a final report released last month. The report concluded months of investigation and thousands...
Dexar’s real estate stars show their winning ways
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Anyone entering a sales profession, in any field, would do well to follow the winning ways of John Warren, one of the big winners at Dexar Group’s Stars of Real Estate awards. After all, that is what John did. He chose mentors at the top of their game and followed their winning formula intently. Vowing to learn and train as...
Creating a better balance for women’s work and life
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The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #balanceforbetter, an idea that draws together finding balance in the workplace, the home and throughout our community. But balance is as tricky to achieve in the working world as it is on the playground see-saw, because everyone's lives are a different shape. In a profession where old standards about the work-family balance...
ANU’s new Club Lime is sparkling with possibilities
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Pretty much everything is sparkling at the ANU's new Club Lime, from the swimming pools to the wraparound trees on the university campus, framing the array of state of the art fitness equipment. But while the atmosphere is relaxing, the pace can be as tough as you want it to be. A 25m lap pool and a smaller program pool...
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