Canberra couple exit their world-class software start-up of 28 years
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She was raised in Canberra’s south, he was from the north side. They teamed up at ANU and created a software platform now used every minute of the day around the world. Intelledox is the quintessential Canberra start-up story. If you have applied online to renew your passport, or a new insurance policy, or enrolled to go to hospital or...
Are you an exporter? Canberra businesses step up for local and national awards
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Canberra is not immediately apparent as a major export centre. We're a small city with little manufacturing. But in the world of 21st-century exporting, being nimble and clever is a very big asset especially where you're trading knowledge. The ACT annual export awards give business across the Territory a chance to show what they've got on a local and national...
Love variety? Why not try a professional secondment
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Those who love the legal profession are spoiled for choice in Canberra, with fantastic career opportunities available in both the public and private sectors. But a good job with great conditions and an enviable culture can be hard to find, regardless of your industry. Competition is tough, and securing a permanent role with a law firm, business or the internal...
Autistic IT developer in Canberra finds opportunity and support
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Ronnie - or Nazzareno as he was called back then - had a tough time growing up in the late 1950s. In the working-class suburbs of Melbourne, when having an Italian heritage was deemed to be 'reprehensible', Ronnie became an extreme introvert and struggled with depression and OCD, but wasn’t diagnosed then. He also obsessed over things such as cricket statistics,...
Viva buys fitness group and continues rapid expansion
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Canberra-based health clubs and aquatic facilities operator Viva Leisure has acquired the territory’s Project Fitness Group and will operate the boutique functional training studio under its highly successful Hiit Republic brand. Viva leisure, the owner of Club Lime in the ACT, which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange earlier this year, revealed the purchase for the high-performance training facility in...
Raku and Mooseheads take top gongs at 2019 ACT Hospitality Awards
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A modern Japanese restaurant in the heart of the city has been named the best restaurant in the nation's capital at the 2019 ACT Hospitality Awards on Monday night (22 July) as Canberra's top bars and restaurants came together to celebrate the best in the industry. Raku, located on Bunda Street, beat out Sage Dining Rooms and OTIS Dining Hall to be named the ACT's...
Meyer Vandenberg gives back to Canberra’s ‘community of goodness’
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Canberra independent legal firm Meyer Vandenberg (MV) continues to engage with a growing cross-section of the community in its support for ACT charities. Each year Meyer Vandenberg staff choose a new charity to support. The firm’s community engagement committee approves pro bono work and organises and coordinates events for their chosen charity, which will be the Stella Bella Little Stars...
A united voice to project new era for dynamic Fyshwick
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A public meeting in Fyshwick on Tuesday will consider forming a new business group to guide the ongoing growth and identity of Canberra’s dynamic light-industrial suburb. Over the past 15 years Fyshwick has become trendier, with cutting-edge work spaces, a wider choice of cafes and eateries in a transformation like old industrial suburbs in inner Sydney, Melbourne, London and New...
Lights out soon for iconic Fyshwick business
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When Dennis Barnes flicks the switch for the last time at Fyshwick's Southside Lighting at the end of the month, it will mean the end of a Canberra institution and one of the capital's great business stories. "I've done my 44 and a half years apprenticeship so I figure it's time to bail out,'' the 72-year-old former sparky says. Southside...
Village Building Company celebrates 30 years of creating Canberra communities
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Bob Winnell from the Village Building Company has good reason to look contented as he considers 30 years of development in Canberra. From pioneering the idea of a tram to buying up the Big Banana (and continuing to own a banana plantation), he's now a long way from the battling builder with big ideas about knitting our community together into...
Checking brakes and breaking stereotypes at Fisher Car Mechanical
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Introducing Naomi, a 31-year-old administrative assistant at a local Canberra mechanic shop. Naomi has Down Syndrome, but she is seriously challenging the stereotypes of people with disabilities who can’t be independent, work in mainstream places or meaningful jobs. It is a bright sunny day and I am greeted outside the shop by Naomi, and her employers, Raffy and Charlie Sgroi,...
Remembering Nic Manikis and his corner shop, Queanbeyan community legends
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“You can’t sell the shop, Nic. Everyone will miss you,” says a voice filming Nic Manikis as he loads milk into a fridge at his convenience store on Morton St in Queanbeyan. It’s one of the last videos of Nic before he died, peacefully in his shop on June 12, some 44 years after he first started in 1975. His...
Belinda’s new Murrumbateman business reaches new heights at Yass Chamber awards
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When former Canberra business and marketing executive Belinda Head grew tired of the twice-daily bus journey from and to Murrumbateman on the Barton Highway, she created a healthy alternative for herself – and the village. Belinda is one of three winners from Murrumbateman of the annual Yass Valley Business Chamber awards. Her new business, Physical-Ease Recovery Clinic, was judged start-up...
The best career coaches make it personal
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Corporate conferences these days entertain and uplift their audiences, yet only a few will ever touch a person’s psyche for life. The Fireside Conference Ray White Canberra staged for its team was one such conference. In the aftermath is a resounding message – a rewarding career in real estate starts here. “What we set out to deliver was a far more...
A little independence goes a long way for Down syndrome families
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When reality hit and the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) thought it was going to have to close its doors, Alicia Flack-Kone couldn’t describe her despair. The self-help organisation, formed in 1987 by a group of interested parents, was facing a lack of funding. It was at crisis point. "I’ll never forget how stressful it was," says Alicia, now President...
Regional economist says skilled migration is vital to our knowledge economy future
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A leading Australian economist has used the Australian Local Government Association's annual regional congress, held here in Canberra, to fundamentally challenge popular beliefs about limiting immigration. Dr Peter Brain from National Economics, who prepared the annual State of the Regions report, says that parts of Australia are indeed full, but others are crying out for skilled migrants to build a knowledge-based...
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