Celebrating 50 years of O’Neill & Brown Plumbing
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Ask Tony Pantano the secret to building a successful plumbing business and he'll smile and tell you it is simple: make a commitment to deliver the best job possible. Tony's talking about O'Neill & Brown Plumbing, a family-owned company established in Queanbeyan 50 years ago. From modest beginnings, O'Neill & Brown Plumbing has now evolved into one of Canberra’s largest...
allinsure stands out with six finalists in insurance industry awards
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The insurance broking industry is about to celebrate its best and brightest at the Insurance Business Australia Awards. Finalists were announced earlier this month, and it's a sign you're doing something right as a business when you and your team are named as finalists in six categories. In fact, almost all Canberra's finalists can be found at the one insurance...
face2face pays it forward and gets the job done
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It's said that one-third of small-to-medium-sized businesses fail in their first year of operation and half fail in their second year. So when Canberra business face2face Recruitment turned 15 this year, owner Kate Prior and her 24 staff popped the cork on the champagne. Kate knew she was daring when she opened the business. It meant she had to quit her full-time, high-flying, high-paying...
Barr’s $137 million COVID-19 stimulus package: what you will get
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The ACT Government's $137 million coronavirus stimulus package announced today includes rebates on residential rates to help ease cashflow pressures for Canberra households, and a freeze on a number of government fees and charges. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the economic survival package was the first phase in the Government's plan to protect as many jobs as possible and...
Stimulus will need more in the budget and a post-election mini-budget as well, says Barr
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An ACT coronavirus economic stimulus package this week will be augmented by more measures in the June budget, followed by a mini-budget after the October election, no matter who wins government. Chief Minister Andrew Barr is in the process of framing the stimulus package which will be aimed at providing relief for affected businesses, keeping people in jobs and bringing...
Celebrating women who do business differently
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For a quarter of a century, the Telstra Business Women's Awards program has recognised outstanding women, helped progress their careers and business ideas, and built a support network of like-minded people to learn, grow and connect with. Many of the most successful women in business have one thing in common, they are pioneers who use their own unique business approach...
Friend in need has lots of friends indeed
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Among rural landholders at Warri between Braidwood and Bungendore at the height of the North Black Range fire last year, Karen Anderson was well prepared with a plan. As flames and smoke approached her 200-acre block where she has lived for 10 years in a two-storey purpose-built shed, she swung into action. Not only were her home, 22 head of cattle...
Viva Leisure delivers blockbuster half-year result
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Australia’s fitness and health pacesetter Viva Leisure has posted a blockbuster financial performance for the first half of 2020. First-half revenue of $23 million is up 52.7 per cent on the previous corresponding period, while net profit after tax (NPAT) hit $2.81 million, a 121.2 per cent increase on the previous year. The Canberra-based rising star of the stock exchange’s small...
ACT businesses call for long-term government skills plan
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A long-term plan to develop skills and training and more infrastructure spending in business districts outside of the CBD and town centres top the list of concerns revealed in a Canberra Business Chamber survey of their members. Businesses also back the Chamber's call for a dedicated ACT Government Minister for Business and a single business advice agency to make it...
Canberra AI firm wins Commonwealth grant for biosecurity solution
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A Canberra tech firm has won a $1 million Commonwealth grant to apply its artificial intelligence product to help protect Australia from biosecurity threats at the point of entry on the nation's docks. Deakin-based Trellis Data is one of six businesses granted $1 million each under the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) to develop their solutions. Trellis's AI product...
Home-town loyalty drives Queanbeyan success
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Local businesses in Queanbeyan thrive on the sort of fierce loyalty that sustains the city’s exceptional sporting community. It’s contagious, as Paul Nicholl discovered in 2014 when he joined Bayldon Ag as a salesman. Three months later Paul became general manager. Three years later, in 2017, he stepped up again and bought the business from his boss, Roger Keft. On...
Region Media launches Chinese edition for local market
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Sam Wong AM is completely unequivocal about how he feels about Canberra. "I think this is one of the best places in Australia and probably in the whole world," he says. And as Region Media launches our Chinese language version of the RiotACT at Lunar New Year, he happily agrees that accurate, well-sourced local information is one of the best ways...
Outlook has ACT’s ‘standout economy’ set for more bumper growth
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Going into an election year, the latest economic forecast for the ACT would have Chief Minister Andrew Barr smiling at what could be seen as an endorsement of his government's policy direction. The Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook for December calls the ACT the "little territory that could", defying the national downturn and recording its largest-ever share of the national...
Elite Agent 2019 Top 50 Real Estate Industry Influencers
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When Holly Komorowski looks at a property, she doesn’t see a structure with a foundation, roof, windows and a front door. She sees a rich story full of character and life. It’s this unique approach that led Elite Agency to select home.byholly as one of its Top 50 Real Estate Industry Influencers for 2019. The annual awards celebrate leadership. As...
New hub aims for $1b boost to region’s produce exports in five years
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A new service to help small and medium-sized food producers in the region become exporters has been launched in Canberra. Not-for-profit Agribusiness Regional Development Association (ARDA) says the Capital Region Export Hub (CREH) aims to boost the export value of businesses in the Capital Region and Southern NSW by $1 billion by 2025. It says the end-to-end service will help small and...
Business Chamber says fires will affect region’s economy, offers support for business owners
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"Our region has been devastated by these fires and it's bound to have an impact on business and our economy as a whole. "We're not sure what the level of impact will be,  but we know it's there and we need to be prepared for the effect on the territory economy as a whole as well as individual businesses", Canberra...
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