Business

Face of CBD continues to change

Penrith is a very different place to what is was just five years ago, and the business economy is thriving thanks to the collaborative...

Lights go out at local retail icon

After keeping the lights on for over 40 years, husband and wife business owners Bob and Ruth Moore are flicking the switch off one...

Businesses eat up McHappy Day challenge

It’s almost McHappy Day, and businesses across Penrith and the Hawkesbury are ready to compete to see who can raise the most money for...

Future of Masters site on Mulgoa Road becomes clearer

The former Masters site on Mulgoa Road is to be turned into a homewares and electrical needs retail centre and is set to open...

Bitcoin revolution comes to Penrith

You might have never heard of it before, but Downtown Brooklyn is pushing Penrith into the future by accepting Bitcoin as a payment method...

Exclusive: News Corp to close Penrith Press office; staff moved to Parramatta

News Corp will close the High Street office of the Penrith Press in a shock move that will see local staff relocated to Parramatta. The...

Property Central announces expansion

Two of Penrith's top real estate agencies are becoming one, as Century 21 Mulgoa joins the Property Central family. Property Central Managing Director Lee Waterhouse...

Popular couple to bid farewell to long-standing local florist

For over 50 years, Robyn Farr has helped us celebrate good times and offered compassion during tough times through her beautiful floral arrangements. Owners of...

From flipping burgers to a business leader

Local McDonald’s licensee, Ian Garton, has been recognised for his 40 years of service with McDonald’s and as a great example of the career...

Making property ‘pop’: Husband and wife team’s new look

One of Penrith’s real estate agencies has gone through a major transformation, ditching the traditional blue for a vibrant pink you can’t miss as...

End of an era as George Rabie shuts up shop after 40 years in...

One of Penrith’s oldest and most successful businesses, Little & Rabie Betta Electrical, is closing its doors at the end of the month. Owner George...

Olympic icon may need cash injection to keep its head above water

Penrith Whitewater Stadium is rapidly losing its battle to stay open, with funding for marketing and upgrades decreasing over the last financial year. General Manager...

Hot offer for local businesses

Innovative co-working space The Creative Fringe is offering a ‘pay what you want’ initiative for a desk through the month of March. The initiative aims...

Gina Field wins NSW Business Woman of the Year

President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce, Gina Field, has today been announced as the 2017 NSW Business Woman of the Year. In a...

Backing small business

Small business will be championed through the inaugural Back to Business Week. Back to Business Week will run from February 26 to March 4, in...

Gina Field nominated for top award

Penrith's Gina Field has been nominated for the prestigious NSW Business Woman of the Year Award. Mulgoa MP and Minister for Women Tanya Davies this...

Pharmacy rises from the ashes

Almost six months after his store went up in flames, Hanif Adam’s Werrington County Pharmacy is back open for business. In July, Mr Adam was...

The search for Penrith’s best burger

“Penrith lacks good burgers. We want burgers. We crave burgers. Please give us burgers.” This is the plea from one Penrith local who desperately wants...

End of an era as Schubach’s closes its doors after 77 years

It’s the end of an era for local Penrith business Schubach’s Newsagency after the owners of the 77-year-old store shut up shop today. John and...

Mixing family and business is just fine with the Malings

A Penrith couple have taken over ownership of Donut King at Southlands Shopping Centre, all with their family in mind. Kevin and Carol Maling, who...

Investor snaps up key piece of Mulgoa Road real estate

A private investor has beaten others to the punch after he snapped up the large format retail building along Mulgoa Road that currently houses...

Growing business wins top award

After growing the business from the ground up, Goldenfield Growers in Wallacia has been named Produce Grower of the Year at this year’s Sydney...

Nathan Rees makes a comeback

Former NSW Premier and Labor Party leader Nathan Rees is back in the spotlight. His role as Premier between Morris Iemma and Kristina Keneally in...

Defence industry fuelled by local business

A local herself, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne was delighted to visit one local business that is literally fuelling the Defence industry. Penrith-based petrochemical...

New approach to healthcare launched in Penrith

The Penrith region is the home of an innovative new approach to healthcare, that now offers a range of health services all under the...

Community leaders welcome Expo

Community leaders have welcomed the Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo that will focus on the latest advances in equipment and resources designed to increase...

Council could stop shortcut

Customers could soon be stopped from sneaking across lanes on Woodriff Street into the Nepean Village car park if Councillor Bernard Bratusa gets his...

Shop rises from the ashes

The owner of Body Beyond Belief in Penrith said he won’t give up on his business after a fire tore through the premises late...

Shake-up confirmed at Panthers with Brian Fletcher appointed new CEO

New Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher is determined to ensure the organisation is debt free, focused on football and most importantly, stable. Mr Fletcher has stepped...

Penrith’s ABC Shop closes its doors

The ABC Shop in Westfield Penrith has closed its doors for good after 23 years in Penrith. From DVDs and books, to pop culture and...

Sadness as Dick Smith plans to close its doors

Loyal Dick Smith customers have expressed their sadness that the iconic electronics retailer will disappear from the Australian retail landscape within the next two...

From Emu Plains to Facebook HQ

From Emu Plains to California’s high-tech Silicon Valley, Luke Martin is now a driving creative force behind one of the world’s most influential social...

Cranebrook’s last man standing

Talk about taking a stand. Cranebrook-based business Chivers Cakes has refused to be beaten down by big development. Despite the Cranebrook Shopping Village becoming a virtual...

Masters stores set to close

More local jobs are on the line after Woolworths today confirmed it planned to exit its home improvement business, Masters. A search has commenced for...

Upgrades have the WOW factor

Listeners now have the benefit of clearer sound and better reach after long-time Penrith community radio station WOW FM recently conducted a range of...

Dick Smith enters voluntary administration

Electronics giant Dick Smith has been placed into voluntary administration, putting the company's future in doubt. Dick Smith has two stores in Penrith - one...

News Local axes Tuesday Penrith Press

News Local has axed the long-running Tuesday edition of the Penrith Press newspaper. The final Tuesday edition of the paper was released today, with News...

Can business crawl out of trouble or will it all end in tears?

The future of the My Baby Warehouse store in Penrith is uncertain after it entered voluntary administration late last week. Administrator Cor Cordis was appointed...

Recognising successful women in business

Unique awards to recognise the hard work of western Sydney women in business are now open for entries. Until March 20, 2016, women who run...

End of an era as Fowler family exits Wallacia Post Office

After 107 years and eight months in the Fowler family, the Wallacia Post Office is in new hands. Since John Fowler and his wife, Ethel,...