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Five local businesses to benefit from Business Partner Program

27 November 2019

Five Gunnedah Shire businesses will get a helping hand with their latest initiatives through Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program.

Council have endorsed the allocation of $11,750 to five applications recommended by the Business Partner Program Advisory Group.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the program provided funds for new or growing businesses at a critical time.

“We are in the middle of challenging economic times and it is very encouraging to see new businesses starting up and existing businesses adding another string to their bow,” Cr Chaffey said.

“Council is really pleased to be able to provide practical assistance to our small businesses which contribute so much to our economy and our community.

“Small businesses have benefitted from more than $200,000 in total since this program began.”

Chair of the Business Partner Advisory Group Ann Luke said round two of the 2019-20 Business Partner Program had seen some very strong applications.

“Five businesses will be given an incentive to help their ideas grow,” Cr Luke said.

“The Business Partner Program aims to support local people and local employment. This round of funding has seen some great applications that demonstrated a clear economic or employment benefit to the Gunnedah Shire.”

The successful applicants for the latest round of the Business Partner Program were:
• Carroll Store - $6500 for internal renovations
• Blush and Bloom Skin & Beauty - $3000 for start-up costs
• BTS Blinds & Awnings - $750 for advertising package
• Rome Mortgage Services - $750 for brand awareness
• GW Group - $750 for website design

Photo caption: Mayor Jamie Chaffey (left) and Cr Ann Luke (fourth from right) with Business Partner Program recipients and council staff.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.