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Get on board Camden Monopoly for a good cause

Get on board Camden Monopoly for a good cause

Local businesses and organisations will feature on the first ever Camden edition of Monopoly – and it’s all for a good cause. Camden Council, in partnership with Winning Moves Australia, is designing and producing 2,000 copies of the popular game. Council is now calling on local businesses to get behind the project. All funds received from the sale of the game will be donated to Lifeline Macarthur and the Camden Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee. Expressions of interest will close on Friday, May 31. The game will also feature popular and landmarks from around the Camden area. A poll will be… Read more »

Trung Bui is only 31 but the world is his oyster

Trung Bui is only 31 but the world is his oyster

The word “inspiration’’ doesn’t do justice to the story of Trung Bui. His parents came to Australia from Vietnam in the 1980s. One of six kids, Trung grew up in the Housing Commission neighbourhood of Ashcroft, west of Liverpool. Now 31, this quietly spoken young man is successfully pioneering a new way in hospitality franchising with his Espresso Warriors. Last night he told the Ingleburn chamber of commerce that he was two years into a teaching degree when he realized that he was at university out of respect for his parents. “My parents wanted us all to get an education,… Read more »

Rob Mills: this butcher is a bit of a character

Rob Mills: this butcher is a bit of a character

Mt Annan butcher Rob Mills is a bit of a character. “I think I am well known for my crumbed chicken,’’ he says. “Not as many spices as KFC, but just as nice!’’ All I did was ask him what his speciality is; what his customers keep coming back for more at his popular butcher shop, Mt Annan Quality Meats. Mills did a butcher’s apprenticeship at Raby and then Camden when he was just 16 years old, and I ask him why. “I was young and dumb,’’ he fires back and then adds: “Everyone was saying, no, no, no, don’t… Read more »

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Best & Less store manager Biljana Omcikus (right), pictured with assistant store manager Cassie Murray.

Store manager sold on value of work placement program

Over the past 16 years scores of local students have completed their one week’s retail work placement requirement at the Best & Less store in Macarthur Square. One student every week since 2002 has had the opportunity to work in the store and put what they are learning in theRead more »

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Macarthur thumbs up for fast tracking of business tax relief

Plans to bring forward by five years tax cuts will benefit more than 10,000 small and medium businesses in Macarthur. Businesses with a turnover below $50 million will face a tax rate of just 25 per cent in 2021-22 rather than from 2026-27 as currently legislated. Similar timing changes willRead more »

The inaugural micro business expo last October was a big hit

Micro business expo to go around again

If you have a small business and are looking for ways to gain greater exposure for your products or services, the Campbelltown Micro Business Expo is for you. The expo, which was very successful when held for the first time last year by Campbelltown Council, is an effective way toRead more »

October is Small Business Month.

Practical and free workshops on how to grow your business

A series of workshops to help people start or grow their business will be held in Campbelltown during October – Small Business Month. The workshops will be both free and practical and organised by Campbelltown City Council in partnership with the NSW Government. The program includes a wide range ofRead more »

2017-02-20 14.27.30

Learn how to make customers love your business

In June there were 29,359 registered businesses in the Campbelltown local government area, providing 49,690 local jobs. And the number of new local businesses is growing, with 4,016 new Australian Business Numbers (ABN) registered in the area in the 2017/18 financial year. In such a growing, competitive market it’s moreRead more »

Campbelltown civic centrre for some business advice.

Plenty of help to start a business or grow one

Business owners or people thinking of starting a business are invited to drop-in and get free expert help and advice from a service run at Campbelltown City Council on the first and third Thursday of the month. With the assistance of the South West Business Enterprise Centre, the drop-in businessRead more »

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Liverpool poised to become third biggest CBD in the city

Up to 10,000 new homes and more than 22,000 new jobs will be created as part of plans to revitalise the Liverpool city centre in a collaboration between the NSW Government and Liverpool City Council. Planning and housing minister Anthony Roberts yesterday announced 25 hectares of land within the LiverpoolRead more »

Airport construction jobs should go to locals, say Labor's Greg Warren, right, and skills spokesperson Prue Car.

Call for Western Sydney Airport jobs to go to locals

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has joined Labor’s skills spokesperson Prue Car in urging the state and federal governments to prioritise local businesses when it comes to the construction of Sydney’s second airport. The next stage of tenders recently opened up for the $5.3 billion project at Badgerys Creek. The latestRead more »

Badgerys Creek airport will be ready in 2026.

Slowly but surely WSA jobs set for takeoff

Western Sydney Airport has reached another major milestone, with companies now invited to bid for a major contract to undertake the mammoth task of clearing and levelling the site. At almost double the size of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, considerable work is required to transform the undulating 1780-hectare site atRead more »

Campbelltown business chamber has a good representation of women in its executive.

Small business development program focus on female leaders

Campbelltown City Council has released its latest Small Business Development program, which has a particular focus on supporting leadership development for women in the coming year. Council has worked with several training providers to develop a varied program of workshops, development programs and mentoring opportunities for the 2018-19 financial year.Read more »

Sleeping Giant owner Warren Morrison in the temporary premises along Blaxland Road.

Sleeping Giant prepares for move back to new look premises

The Sleeping Giant store on Blaxland Road was relocated in late March to premises about 100 metres away. But so many items had to be transported from the old premises to the new temporary one, owner Warren Morrison says they allowed two weeks for the move. Mr Morrison, who estimatesRead more »

Adriana Care

Taskforce wants to make Camden number one

“This is a strategy for business – it unashamedly encourages the establishment of new businesses in the Camden local government area and intends to facilitate better business outcomes.’’ Speaking is Adriana Care, chairperson of Camden Region Economic Taskforce Limited (CRET). The taskforce has launched its strategic plan to facilitate economicRead more »

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