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Reviewing ABN registrations

Each year the Australian Business Register (ABR) reviews around 70,000 Australian business numbers (ABNs) to: make sure they are being correctly issued to businesses entitled to one cancel ABNs that are no longer required. If you appl...

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What is Knox Learning Alliance?

A federation style partnership of the five Neighbourhood Houses in the Knox LGA aimed at delivering a comprehensive suite of entry level training programs that provide pathways to employment and / or further accredited training. The Knox Learning A...

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Freight Costs Survey

The South East Melbourne Group (SEM), which represents seven shires and councils across the region, is keen to gain a better understanding of the cost of moving containers from the south east through the Port of Melbourne compared to the cost of movi...

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AMGF's second grants round now open

$16.4 million in funding under the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund’s (AMGF) second grants round are now available for small and medium sized businesses. The $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund was created to support capital project...

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Casual employees may be entitled to super

Employing casual workers provides businesses with an increased level of flexibility. However, it's important to remember that casual employees may be entitled to super. Here's the basics: You may need to pay super guarantee (SG) regardless o...

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Creating a healthy workplace

Why does creating a health workplace matter? A healthy working environment improves productivity, staff morale and enhances an organisation’s ability to attract and retain staff. A healthy workplace can decrease staff turnover, absenteeism, accidents...

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Reducing your energy bills as a small business

Energy costs are a major business input for many small businesses, and with rising energy prices, it is important that businesses explore potential ways to reduce these costs. While the energy market and pricing arrangements can seem confusing, som...

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Top 100 Manufacturers 2017

Despite the restructuring in the automotive space, manufacturing continues its competitive streak with a few bright spots indicating a gradual uptick, according to IBISWorld’s Top 100 Manufacturers List for 2017. Syed Shah reports. Recently, the Ad...

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Emerson wins Knox 10,000 Steps Challenge

Bayswater workplace, Emerson Process Management, has won this year’s 10,000 Steps Challenge with an incredible 5,439,285 steps over 28 days; nearly the equivalent of walking from Perth to Canberra! A team of 40 at Emerson participated with Athula P...

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Are you hiring people over the holiday season?

If you're hiring extra workers for the busy holiday season, it's important to get a few things straight first so you're not left with any costly surprises in the New Year. Employee or contractor? You need to determine if your workers are employ...

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Affordable Marketing Opportunity

Volunteers are an integral part of all sport and leisure activities within the local community. Every day hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to keep clubs running, resulting in the opportunity for people to become active and engaged in the commun...

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Food Trucks at Caribbean Park serving success

Caribbean Park has trialled a new initiative to host food trucks in the business park for tenants to experience. In a bid to encourage a community feel and work/life balance, Caribbean Park has set up a temporary Food Truck area with seating, umbre...

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Jobs at Home Day 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017 There are jobs at home that only you are qualified to do - the resident share-house film critic, the hide and seek specialist, the spider removal technician. But there’s one requirement: that you come home safe. Order y...

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Victoria's Economy Leading The Nation

Victoria’s economy leads the nation with gross state product for 2016-17 growing 3.3 per cent in real terms, the highest growth of all Australian states. Victoria’s State Final Demand was the strongest in the nation at 3.9 per cent – a direct refle...

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Aussie Award Winning Eziloader Trailer

Design Engineer Perry Carter and Businessman Ron Mileham of the King Group in Bayswater started Eziloader Trailers because of the problems encountered with loading and unloading conventional trailers, that require a lifting device, manual handling or...

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40-year celebration for Westfield Knox

On Friday, 9 November Westfield Knox celebrated its 40th anniversary. The centre opened in 1977 with 88 stores and had 34,000 sqm of GLA (gross lettable area). Since then, Knox has had two major redevelopments (1990 and 2003) and today the centre...

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MDLC a Learn Local Legend

Victorians who have made a significant impact on the lives of others through community education have been recognised at the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards. The awards recognise the inspirational efforts of learners, practitioners and training p...

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Business community helps on Tree Day

Knox City Council has once again hosted a successful Corporate National Tree Day planting event. Held in July, more than 1,000 grasses, shrubs and trees were planted at Ferny Creek Reserve in Upper Ferntree Gully, contributing to the habitat and fo...

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Excellence Award for Peter Chaffey

Peter Chaffey has received the EDA Award for Excellence - Agent of Change - for his pioneering work in developing and delivering a host of projects that have driven innovation and change over the past 35 years. Economic Development Australia (EDA) ...

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Matthews

Matthews Australasia is on the move! Business growth has necessitated the Australian company moving to larger premises, which are currently being built at Caribbean Park. Matthews has been headquartered for more than 40 years in the south-eastern s...

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Pink Boots Hire

Jessica Gilchrist and her family launched Pink Boots Hire in July 2017, a new business that provides scissors lifts, all terrains, cherry pickers and knuckle booms. Over the past 12-18 months of her entrepreneurial journey, Jess has overcome cancer...

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Pinnacle Health Club

Little more than one kilometre from its first health centre that was established 10 years ago, Pinnacle Health Club is about to open its fourth centre at Caribbean Park. Back in 2007, Ben Stallworthy was a postman in Knox and looking for the right ...

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Solar 4 RVs makes award shortlist

The My Business Awards is the longest-standing business awards program in Australia and identifies and acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s best business operators. Winners of these prestigious awards represent the best of the best and in t...

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The Note Group

“More space and room to grow” is the primary reason for welcoming The Note Group to Rowville. After 24 years in Mitcham, moving in August to larger premises in Rowville allowed The Note Group to consolidate two warehouses into one, providing greate...

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Together Medical Family Practice

Knoxfield has a new medical practice that is located on the first floor at 1571 Ferntree Gully Road (Corner of Otway Street, above the Knoxfield Pharmacy). Head of the practice is Dr Wajib Dib who believes in a broad approach to personal health and...

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Triple crown for Kia dealership

Ferntree Gully Kia has been awarded Australia's Number One KIA Dealer three years in a row: 2014, 2015 and 2016. Dealer Principal, Cameron Doidge, purchased the business in 2012 and also owns Ferntree Gully Hyundai, Doncaster Holden and Doncaster H...

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Two Bayswater finalists in WorkSafe Awards

Two Knox businesses were finalists in the 2017 WorkSafe Victoria Awards: Viewscape and Branach. Open to Victorians in any industry, the awards have nine categories and celebrate everything from individual achievements to business solutions and inve...

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Waterman

Waterman Business Centres’ largest business hub at almost 7,500 sqm is nearing completion at Caribbean Park.  Set to open in December, the centre will provide businesses ranging from entrepreneurs to large enterprises with the opportunity to access...

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Closing the manufacturing divide

At a time when technology has a huge bearing over the industry’s future, Australia’s manufacturers are running at different paces. Mark Dingley, Matthews Australasia’s newly appointed CEO, discusses the implications for an industry stuck in two minds...

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Land for business in Knox

Knox City Council has been working with economic consultants in researching and assessing whether Knox will have sufficient business land supply to meet expected demand to 2036. Population growth, demographic change, industry and employment shifts ...

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New leaders take the helm at Knox City Council

Newly elected Knox City Council Mayor, Cr John Mortimore, has previewed a year of growth and delivery—thanking his colleagues for their faith in his leadership. Mayor Mortimore said he was thrilled to be elected to the role at a meeting of Council ...

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Women on the Go Forum another full house

The 2017 Women on the Go Forum and Expo on 25 August did not disappoint the packed room at Knox City Council's municipal offices. A varied mix of exhibitors bordered the room offering everything from photography and women’s fitness to a youth servi...

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A revitalised Bayswater Village

The transformation of Bayswater Village is nearing completion. This renewal started in 2016 with the removal of the level crossings at both Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road. The works included the construction of a premium train station built s...

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ADDE a major supplier in $100M investment

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, addressing a business breakfast at the Australian High Commission in London, welcomed the announcement by Mr Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive of AstraZeneca, of a $100 million investment in its Australian manufactu...

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Christmas Elves opens in Knox

Australia’s largest Christmas specialist store has opened its second store on Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully. Christmas Elves was established in Preston in 2010 and is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated. This Christmas wonderland stocks ...

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Knox Christmas Appeal

The 2017 Knox Sharing the Joy Appeal is now on. Every business in Knox is invited to participate in providing resources and funds to Knox households experiencing hardship this Christmas. Knox Community Christmas Support (KCCS) delivers practical fo...

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PFD Food Services invests $50m in new facility

After site preparations commenced 18 months ago, PFD Food Services started moving its operations from its original Rushdale Street facility to its new Henderson Road, Knoxfield location in early November. PFD delivers fresh seafood, meat, frozen pr...

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Planning for Henderson Road bridge underway

Knox City Council will be constructing a new road bridge linking Henderson Road North to Henderson Road South. Planning for the bridge across Corhanwarrabul Creek is well underway and when construction is completed in June 2019, the bridge will: ...

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Sponsorship Win-Win

When Storage King Knoxfield opened in July 2016, one of the company's aims was to engage with the local community. Sarah Fewell, Storage King’s Manager, said it was during one of the many Economic Development events at Knox Council she had attended...

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Wage subsidies

Financial incentives are available to encourage businesses to hire and retain new employees. Up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) is available for new employees who are: between 15 and 25 years of age or 50 years of age and over. Up to $6...

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MEGATRANS 2018 - International Expo

10TH MAY - 12TH MAY 2018 - MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE MEGATRANS2018 will be a key connection piece within the Australian and international supply chain, bringing together those who plan, implement and control the efficient, effecti...

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EIBCatalyst Program - calling for entrepreneurs

An exclusive new program that builds skills believed to be needed to be a successful entrepreneur. A world first, bottom up, people driven innovative mentoring program designed to help you and your accelerating venture thrive. The human element ...

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Health and Safety Month - October 2017

Mark your calendars - you're invited to attend Health and Safety Month 2017 - Victoria's premier month-long festival of events bringing you the latest in workplace safety. There are more than 60 free seminars across Victoria where industry experts ...

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Support for Business

Did you know that Business Victoria offers simple access to information and services and a range of free templates, checklists and resources for businesses? Here are just a few... The right marketing can help you attract customers & stand out.  ...

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Ban on excessive surcharges for certain cards

From 1 September 2017, every business across Australia is be banned from charging customers excessive surcharges for using certain types of EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express cards to make payments. The ban has applied to large busine...

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Where's Lori?

Rainbow lorikeet numbers have expanded across Victoria since the 1970s and can now be found throughout urban Melbourne and even further inland. Where’s Lori? Monash University Biological Sciences students Cassie and Charlie are running a citize...

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Managing Energy Market Volatlity

SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR VICTORIAN BUSINESSES The Victorian Government is committed to supporting businesses to grow and prosper. This includes providing support to help manage the risks and uncertainty of changes in gas and electricity prices. In ...

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Have your say - Eastern Metropolitan Partnership

An opportunity for local businesses to join the conversation and help shape the future of the Eastern Metropolitan Region The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging locals in Melbourne’s east have their say, as community consultation kicks off in...

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Digital Innovation Festival Victoria 2017

The Digital Innovation Festival - or DIF - the Victorian Government is showcasing and celebrating excellence across the digital and tech community/sector.  It's not too late to be involved in this year's Festival which runs from 23 August to 6 Sep...

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Entrepreneurs Programme Grants

Are you aware that a number of grants are available to businesses through the Entrepreneurs Programme? To see the list of grant opportunities available, visit the Australian Government's Grant Connect website page .   ...

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Grants to support industry-led collaborations

Applications are now open for the next Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) selection round. CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services. CRC-Ps solve industry pr...

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Are you looking for office space?

Fully Furnished Office Spaces Available Immediately! 20 Sq. with 24/7 access. Affordable rates and no lock in contracts at The Eastern Innovation Business Centre, Mulgrave. Call them on 1300 462 822 or visit  www.eibc.net.au   ...

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Created by Industry for Industry

Chisholm Institute received a grant from the Victorian State Government to support the future of Manufacturing. It is through this grant, that research was conducted in consultation with industry. SEBN and SEMMA identifying where support was required...

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Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund

Recently announced was the $47.5m Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund (AMGF) , which the Federal Government will open from 7 July until 14 August . They are offering grants of between $500,000 - $2.5m to cover up to a third of eligible project ...

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Ride2Work Day - Expressions of Interest

Knox and Maroondah City Councils and EACH community health are currently exploring options to promote active travel this Ride2Work day, but we need your workplace input. Being physically active across the work day is linked to improved health, w...

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Getting ready for tax time

Whether you use a registered tax agent or lodge your own tax return, we have a few tips to help you get ready for tax time 2017. Prepare your records Make sure you have all the records ready to send to your tax agent or to prepare your tax retu...

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Small Business Festival is back

Small Business Festival Victoria is back and bringing more oomph and kapow than ever before! On offer are hundreds of events to help business owners connect, learn and succeed. Early bird tickets are now available for the premier event Small Busine...

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Melbourne South East Jobs Fair

The Victo rian Government is partnering with the Commonwealth Government, Department of Employment and Toyota to deliver the Jobs Fair in Melbourne's South East. The Melbourne South East Jobs Fair is a one day event which will be held at Caulfie...

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Five million premises can connect to the nbn

nbn has reached a significant rollout milestone with over five million homes and businesses now able to connect to retail services over the nbn ™ network. nbn is building a new and upgraded, fast wholesale broadband network to enable communitie...

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Applications Open For Victoria’s Export Awards

Applications are now open for the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses from across Victoria’s major industry sectors encouraged to apply and have their contribution to our economy recognised. GOVEA is the most prestigious ex...

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ConnectHACK

  ConnectHACK A one day 'hackathon' will be held at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre to uncover the possibilities and potential of Business ICT and internet connectivity in South East Melbourne business precincts. What is Connec...

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35% Growth for Bayswater automation business.

Knox Council helps engineering solutions company on growth path 15 years in business is a significant milestone and that is what Tony Bowyer from Automation Systems & Controls in Bayswater will be celebrating next year. Not bad for a business he ...

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2017 Victorian Training Awards

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN Now in its 63rd year, the prestigious Victorian Training Awards (VTA) recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, teachers, training providers and employers. About the Aw...

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$100 million package to advanced manufacturing

Funding to drive business growth globally... Australia's manufacturing sector will receive a significant boost to create jobs, grow businesses, improve productivity and be globally competitive with a $100 million funding package. What are the fu...

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2017 WorkSafe Victoria Awards

Celebrating excellence in workplace safety The 2017 WorkSafe Awards are the perfect way to establish yourself or your organisation as a leader in health, safety and wellbeing or return to work this year. The awards are open to Victorians in any ...

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Corporate National Tree Day

Get your business involved in this year's National Tree Day! Friday 21 July 2017, 10am – 12pm Ferny Creek Reserve - entrance along Ferndale Road and New Road, Upper Ferntree Gully Knox City Council coordinates several tree planting events ea...

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National Manufacturing Week 9 - 12 May 2017

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend National Manufacturing Week, scheduled from 9 - 12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. With registrations now open, there is a whole range of workshops, presentations, live demonstr...

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Small Business Festival 2017

Look who's grown! Our 2017 festival will be BIGGER (there's more than 500 events and a new regional festival), BOLDER (five weeks instead of four), and BETTER (featuring new and exciting initiatives). Already the biggest Festival of its kind in ...

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Small business support in one place

11 April 2017 There is a range of government measures designed to help small businesses. You can find out what's available in one place using the filter at business.gov.au/smallbusiness. As easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Answer a few simple questions ab...

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Bayswater BUSINESS Precinct

“If you can’t get it made in Bayswater then you can’t get it made” is the message Knox Council’s Economic Development staff hear all the time whilst visiting businesses in the Bayswater Business Precinct (BBP). Businesses throughout Knox are asking...

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Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program 2017

Running from 3 July-22 September, the Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program is an internship program that provides businesses with the opportunity to utilise the talents, insights and dedication of second year, third year and postgraduate stude...

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Fair Payment Code for Small Business

The Victorian Fair Payment Code provides a framework for businesses to pay their small and medium suppliers on time. The Code recognises the importance of small and medium businesses to the Victorian economy and its aim is to promote good payment pra...

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The Hatter and the Hare

CAFE IS EVERYONE'S CUP OF TEA   BAYSWATER'S newest eatery is so popular the owners have negotiated more parking for customers and have put on more staff. The Hatter and the Hare is the realisation of a dream for owners - sisters Becky and Con...

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Group Training Programs can help your business

Knox Council facilitates a number of Group Training Programs (GTP) each year. Knox Business Life interviewed a graduate who is pleased to share his thoughts about why it was so valuable. Name: Greg Larpent Company: Homewood & Co Engineering,...

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Award for 20-year old practice

2017 is a significant year for Hayes Girling Financial, a public practice accounting and financial planning firm, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and last month it won the 2017 Excellence in Client Engagement Award at the national...

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Beach Hut Brewery

One does not automatically associate yoga with beer, but at Beach Hut Brewery they go hand in hand. Master beer brewer, Shane Ward and Nicole Torkar who brews cider, are co-owners of the business that is growing so quickly they have moved into larg...

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Black Box turns 40

Based in Scoresby, Black Box Network Services is a world leader in data services, convergence technologies and network infrastructure. F ounded in 1976, Black Box's longevity, amidst massive changes in the global technology landscape, is testament ...

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Chippy's Outdoor

Knox is the winner in attracting Chippy's Outdoor to Rowville. Moving from Ringwood where it was located for 35 years, the family owned business invested $400,000 over a ten-month period renovating its new showroom and display area on the corner of...

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Cleaner wins environment award

Sebastian Property Services has won the 2016 Cleaning Industry's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Sustainability. Sebastian has developed its cleaning and environmental program to complement its commitment to Corporate Social Resp...

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Clock'it clocks up 21 years

Over the past 21 years, Scott Staples, founder and owner of Clock'it Cabinets, has delivered hundreds of precision cabinets and fine furniture. Such is the company's quality and reputation that from its Bayswater factory, it has made and delivered ...

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Community Plan to set vision for Knox

Knox Council continues to work in partnership with local businesses to develop a vision/plan for the city through the development of a new four-year Community Plan. Formerly known as the City Plan, the Community Plan will outline a series of clear ...

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Considered sponsorship?

Sponsorship allows businesses to align their brand with prominent festivals and events in Knox. It allows businesses to speak directly to their target market and piggy-back on to publicity for an event that attracts thousands of people. Knox Coun...

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Crystal Palace Lighting

Tony Harrison has opened a showroom and office in Scoresby Road, Bayswater for his lighting company, Crystal Palace Lighting, which services the commercial, architectural and residential markets. With 30 years’ experience in the lighting business, ...

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CSR in Knox

Knox offers considerable opportunities for businesses wanting to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments. Here we provide a brief overview of some ways to support the local community, add CSR into your business and examples of ...

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Decade party for Marion

It's been a whirlwind year already for Marion Wheatland from Fancy Spinning a Yarn who celebrated 10 years in business in February and was featured on Channel Seven's Sunrise show in January. This follows on from a media busy 2016 when Marion’s new...

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Ecotech celebrates 40 years

Environmental monitoring pioneer, Ecotech, has come a long way since humble beginnings in the 1970s to celebrate 40 years of achievements with a special commemorative book championing its people titled, Together: Future Forward Stories Past. The gl...

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Eve John presents at Summit

"Without them we would not have been able to restore the garden. It is now an asset to Coonara and the community and complements the restoration work done on the stone building," Mrs FitzGerald said. Knox business owner Eve John is one of only two ...

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Health More

Established in 2014, Health More promotes and supplies Australian and New Zealand consumer products to the Chinese market primarily in the food and health and wellness markets. With 34 staff, Health More has moved to Caribbean Park consolidating mu...

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Home Based Business exports to 35 countries

Real Leather, a Bayswater home-based business since 2002, has reached 35 countries; the destinations to which it exports its small leather goods. Owned by Kingshuk 'King' Barman, his leather products comprise wallets, purses, bags and mobile cases....

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One Chat

When fully operational, One Chat is likely to be a large employer in Knox with its new 2,000 sqm office in Caribbean Park's new Tower complex able to support up to 250 people. An old-fashioned call centre it isn't; the services One Chat offers will...

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Pack King

Following the sale of his business King Materials Handling, Ron Mileham was faced with two choices: retire or start another business. Even though Ron is 72, a new company, Pack King, was born. "We specialise in the distribution of innovative commer...

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Tentworld

A family-owned business since 1968, Tentworld has opened its first Victorian store in Ferntree Gully. Over the past 44 years the business has grown and changed significantly. It now has a busy online store, nine retail outlets and more than 50 staf...

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Youth Theatre is 35

For 35 years, MBCTA Youth Theatre has been working to encourage kids who are passionate about performing by making the most of their potential while building self-esteem, confidence and development of their talent. Originally established as Merilyn...

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$250K investment delivers new opportunities

Until recently, the automotive industry accounted for 75 per cent of Hi-Class Composites' business. Following the forecast closure of car makers in Australia, Managing Director Chris Wood put plans in place to transition to new industries. Hi-Cla...

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CEO Q & A with Tony Doyle

Knox Council’s new CEO, Tony Doyle, has been in his new role since July 2016 so Knox Business Life thought it was time to ask his thoughts on a few matters important to our business community. KBL: How have you found the transition from a rural cou...

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Healthy eats at Sigma

Rowville business, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, is making changes to its on-site café, fridges, catering and vending machines to increase healthy eating options and reduce workplace injury and illness. Sigma has formed a partnership with a local fruit an...

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Immerse:30 Exhibitions, 30 Venues, 30 Days

Immerse is a Knox City Council arts initiative that takes over the Knox municipality for 30 days during November and December each year. Designed to encourage art to be discovered and experienced in unexpected places, it also promotes Knox to be ex...

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Incentives to hire auto workers

Skills and Jobs Centres have been set up by the Victorian Government as a part of the Automotive Supply Chain Transition initiative. Speaking at a Bayswater Business Breakfast in February, Eddy Suidgeest from the Chisholm Skills and Job Centre, sai...

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OMUS helps produce 3D world first

3D printing is revolutionary. If it hasn't touched your life yet, it soon will. In July 2016 new Bayswater business, OMUS, invested up to $600,000 to install the world's largest 3D printer that produces design and display pieces, a Massivit 1800,...

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Unique technology from RUAG earns federal grant

RUAG Australia, formerly Rosebank Engineering, has successfully won a Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) grant from the Commonwealth of Australia for laser cladding repair technology. Laser cladding is an innovative processing technique used ...

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Victoria leads job's growth

In the past twelve months, the Victorian economy has created 112,800 new jobs – 60,000 of which were full-time – to be leading the nation in jobs growth. In more good news, manufacturing is also now growing. It employs 902,000 people, up from 859,5...

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from Garage to Go

Need somewhere professional to build, test or display your prototype? Why work at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre? Affordable laboratories to test & showcase your product Collaborate with others Look more professional Fin...

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Connected Communities - nbn™

Business tech trends in 2017 Digital is king when it comes to running a successful business. Now more than ever, it is important for businesses to stay on top of digital and technological trends. The landscape is changing quickly and it is a m...

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Is your tax practitioner registered?

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is reminding all small business owners to check their tax agents, BAS agents or tax (financial) advisers are registered with the TPB, if you use one. The TPB is the national body responsible for the registration an...

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AMY Awards - Awarding Digital Brilliance

The Amy Awards have recently relocated from Sydney to Melbourne. Victorian organisations, government, industry and not for profits are invited to participate and showcase their digital campaign prowess. These prestigious Awards celebrate digital bril...

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iAwards nominations are now open

Are you passionate about innovation? Consider entering the iAwards this year. Entering the iAwards provides you with mentoring opportunities during the nomination phase, visibility to high profile judges, the opportunity to build your media pro...

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Free ATO Webinars for Business

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are running free webinars which are interactive online seminars, presented by experienced tax officers to help you learn more about your tax and super responsibilities. You can ask questions to help you apply in...

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Women in Industry Awards 2017

Nominations are now open! Nominations are open in 10 categories across mining, manufacturing, engineering and road transport. Is there a leading lady in your life that's deserving of recognition? Nominations have now opened for the 2017 Women in...

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Disruptive Manufacturing is now a good thing

Free whitepaper download Manufacturing, whether local or  global, is changing rapidly due to a range of push and pull factors. One of the biggest agents of change in manufacturing is the Internet of Things (IoT). And what the IoT promises is nothi...

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Knox City Plan 2017-2021 Update

Welcome to our first City Plan Update for 2017! We'd like to keep you updated regularly on the progress of the City Plan including the results of our research and upcoming events. In 2016, we spoke to a number of different people and organ...

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Creating Future Leaders in Manufacturing Sales

If you are a manufacturer looking for a way to improve your bottom line and build market share locally or overseas, you need an effective sales team. Your sales team is the face of the company and plays a pivotal role in generating leads and conver...

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Have your say on payment times

Are you a small business?  Do late payments or lengthy payment times affect your cash flow? The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is conducting an inquiry into the payment times and practices of businesses in Austra...

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Best beans in the 'burbs

Local business owner Stephen Coster who runs Chosen Bean cafe at Mountain Gate shopping centre has recently won a bronze medal at the Australian International Coffee Awards for his espresso. This was reported in the Local Knox Leader Newspaper, pag...

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ProQuip save money using solar

Bayswater-based company ProQuip is reducing its electricity bills while reducing its carbon footprint since installing a solar system. Martin Haines, managing director of ProQuip, said switching to solar as in direct response to rising electricity...

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Aerotrans Australia

Aerodynamics; a unity of two great brands For over 30 years two brands have dominated truck aerodynamics ; Fuelscoop for cab mount products and NoseCone for body and trailer mounted devices. Aerotrans Australia, located in Scoresby, is ...

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Industrial Garden Makeovers

Industrial Garden Makeovers

Save Money whilst Supporting Local Wildlife! One man is really making a difference in Ramage Street, Bayswater, the location of his cleaning products business, Lorel Ipsum. Greg Pearce has lived and worked in Knox all his life and loves the bush. ...

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Parmalat  Rowville - Win 2012 Worksafe Award.

Parmalat Rowville - Win 2012 Worksafe Award.

Commitment to workplace health and wellbeing - 2012 Awards Parmalat conducted WorkSafe Worker Health Checks in 2010 and were alarmed by the results. The number of people who had participated who were in the high risk categories for potentially li...

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Acrylic Display Systems and iCreate

Acrylic Display Systems and iCreate

Hard work. Dedication . Innovative thinking . That's been the secret to success and growth for Acrylic Display Industries (ADI) and iCreate in Knox. What began as a family-based small business in a garage ten years ago, is now an employer of 22 pe...

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BJ Seminars International

BJ Seminars International

Every business faces change: Times. Economic climates. Product types Managing change is where BJ Seminars comes into its own. Just back from overseas This locally-based business - led by facilitators Sue James and Chris Bennett – h...

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Local Business Ecotech aquires Alstrom

Local Business Ecotech aquires Alstrom

Ecotech acquires Alstom's chemistry and environmental business   Ecotech, a global leader in environmental monitoring, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Alstom's Chemistry and Environmental (C&E) business in Queensland. ...

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Alliances

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BizHub Co Working Space Ringwood

BizHub Co-working Space Co-working - people working together in a shared environment - is a growing world-wide trend and spaces are popping up everywhere. There is now one in Ringwood and businesses from all over Melbourne's East are invited to j...

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