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It’s a wrap for a month to strengthen small businesses

It’s a wrap for a month to strengthen small businesses

30 October 2019

Gunnedah Shire Council has wound up its NSW Small Business Month program, with about 150 people and 80 local businesses taking part in events.

The final event on the calendar was the Wellness for Working Women session held on Tuesday, October 29 at the Civic, with about 50 Gunnedah women enjoying the evening.

The event, hosted by Gunnedah Shire Council and supported by Country Horizons and Stylista Rista, was chaired by Ange McCormack from Country Horizons with a panel of businesswomen for a discussion.

This was followed by presentations from local people about self-care, self-belief and resilience. The evening finished with a performance by entertainer Sheila Work.

Tracie Finlay, of Just Country, said she had “absolutely loved” the Wellness for Working Women event.

“I loved the honesty of the presenters,” she said.

“It’s very hard to talk about yourself and hard to open up. That for me was just great.

“I’d love to see this event happen again.”

The NSW Small Business Month program included 13 events ranging from business breakfasts to workshops and webinars about various aspects of business.

Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said it had been a comprehensive schedule of events held at an important time for local businesses.

“It is a difficult economic time, and these events were aimed at building resilience and skills to help keep our businesses growing and healthy,” Ms Hoddle said.

“Strong businesses of all sizes help secure the shire’s economic future, with the benefits felt right throughout the community.”

Photo caption: Gunnedah women enjoy the Wellness for Working Women event held as part of Gunnedah Shire Council’s NSW Small Business Month events.


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.