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Jul 262012

There will be a showcase of local businesses at the next Carindale & Eastern Suburbs Community Forum and now is the time to secure a showcase spot.

At Wednesday night’s forum, Glenn Millar, the forum’s founder, pointed to the closure of Fancee Fruit when talking about supporting local business.

“We’re inviting local businesses to come along and show us what they sell and where, so that we can learn about them and support them,” Glenn said.

It will be ‘first in, best dressed’ as to who will be showcased, but we’re currently discussing the prospect of doing more of these business showcase evenings.

While the table/stand space is being provided for FREE, we encourage the exhibiting businesses to provide some small samples/giveaways or some sort of a door prize.

The forum is keen for locals to support local business and show its community spirit.

We’ll also be promoting the participating businesses on Carindale Connect including in our enewsletter.

The Carindale & Eastern Suburbs Community Forum & business showcase is being held on Wednesday August 29th at 7pm at Belmont State Primary School.

Book space for your business!
If you’re interested in having your business on display at the forum you can contact Carindale Connect or Glenn Millar at / 0414 991 474.

I’ve been really enjoying these community-minded forums and Glenn and I are looking forward to seeing which businesses get involved in this new initiative.

We welcome you to add your comments below.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

  One Response to “Local business showcase”

  1. Hi everyone, just to let locals know which businesses will be at our Local Business Showcase/Expo. So far, we have Chris’ IGA Carina & Michael Salm Meats Carindale – 2 of the oldest businesses in our local area. Nick Nicolaou from Chris’ IGA and Michael Salm from Salm’s Meats will talk about how their families started in the area. Local historian John Godfrey will also tell us the early beginings of business in the area. Other businesses wil be O’Reilly Lillicrap Solicitors, Travelworld Carindale, Bank of Qld Carindale, Carindale Pysiotherapy, Body Beautiful & Bling, Thermomix, Crown Currency Exchange and many other smaller businesses. Please come along and support our local businesses and help strengthen our community. Have a coffee & biscuit and meet other locals…. see you on Wed 29th Aug at 7pm…. Glenn Millar

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