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IN FOCUS: Shopping festival fun for all

The 2019 Central Geelong Shopping Festival + Sidewalk Sales on Tuesday, November 5, will be Central Geelong’s biggest shopping day of the year.

IN FOCUS: A welcoming place for all pensioners

Where could a pensioner in Melton go to enjoy a game of indoor bowls, pool, darts or bingo – accompanied with tea, coffee and biscuits – for the princely sum of 50 cents?

IN FOCUS: Dementia support for all

For a person living with dementia, it’s easy to be the subject of discrimination, even if not intended.

IN FOCUS: Service with a spark at Battery World

Launched in Melton just eight weeks ago, Battery World is already solving problems and helping customers get the best bang for their buck.

IN FOCUS: Delivering passionate dental care

A dad who now feels unashamed to be in selfies with his children … A young girl whose repaired teeth gave her confidence to pursue becoming a model … A steak-loving man who can now tuck into one with gusto … They all have something – or someone – in common: Dr Nabil Ishak, principal dentist at Melton Dental Group.

IN FOCUS: Taking the hassle out of holidays

“You’ve no doubt noticed that the days are longer, the nights are getting warmer, the footy is over, and we’ve all made that confusing clock switch to daylight saving time,” says Avalon Airport’s chief executive Justin Giddings.

IN FOCUS: The Fit Station helps change lives

Kelly Dennis, the founder of The Fit Station Caroline Springs, has good reason to feel chuffed right now. She recently joined mums in business from all over the country where she placed third in the Victorian Business Excellence category at the glamorous shindig for the 10th annual St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards.

IN FOCUS: Enjoy Avalon Airport’s circle of value

Avalon Airport has stepped up duty free shopping to a high level. A time-honoured ritual of international travel, the airport’s duty free shop still has all those labelled and patterned bottles lined up under lights and a host of gift ideas beckoning. But significant changes have upped the ante.

IN FOCUS: Plugged into the best solar, electrical

Scott Bailey says his job is a bit like having a new puzzle to solve every day, an exercise in problem solving that serves up enjoyment and challenges in roughly equal measure.

IN FOCUS: Driving home a complete service

His dad started Taxis Bacchus Marsh and Melton back in the late ‘80s but Rehman Habib – known as Jack – has been at the helm for the past 20 years. Jack has put his own stamp on the business, adding an executive-grade hire car, overseen by his brother, for airport transfers and special occasions such as weddings.

IN FOCUS: Where magic happens in Melton

When Brett Turnbull found himself on Newstart, he threw himself into volunteer work at Melton’s Much More Op Shop. His enthusiasm was recognised and appreciated, so when the role of assistant manager came up, Brett applied and was successful. This is a great example of how Much More Op Shop is, well, much more.

IN FOCUS: Melton’s home of A-grade car care

Daniel Stewart and his Dunlop Super Dealer team in Melton are feeling pretty chuffed. Last month, they were at the Grand Hyatt where they were announced as finalists in the Best Tyre Dealer (Small Business) category at the prestigious VACC Industry Awards night. This puts them among the top five of about 2000 dealers throughout Victoria.

IN FOCUS: Taxing time? This team is for you

Did you know that since July 1 all business owners must report payroll and superannuation obligations to the Australian Taxation Office electronically using single touch payroll software?

IN FOCUS: Dedicated to the fondest of farewells

Michael Cox was 15 years old and living in Mildura when he did work experience with a local funeral service. He didn’t like the encounter much – and was actually scared of the mortuary.

IN FOCUS: Marian College team effort succeeds

For the second consecutive year, Marian College in Sunshine West has been recognised as one of a select number of “high gain” Victorian schools.

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