Business

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...

Inspired by 'The Gun'

One of the true heroes behind the mine rescue at Beaconsfield was given a standing ovation by Penrith's business leaders on Monday. ...

Free help to continue

The Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury Business Enterprise Centres (BEC) will continue to service the local community after winning the NSW State Government’s...

Massage rebates could be scrapped

Sore muscle sufferers could be paying more for massages if the Federal Government scraps rebates to private health insurance providers for the natural therapy. The...

Dunheved overhaul

An $8 million link road connecting the northern and southern precincts of Dunheved Business Park is the centrepiece of Penrith Council’s revitalisation strategy...

Keeping s taff

I am often asked by business owners if I have any tips on how to keep their good staff, apart from giving them a...

Making their Marc on Penrith

It’s already played a role in changing the cafe culture of Penrith, now Henri Marc is ready for its next challenge. After two years of...

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...

Westfield extends Sunday trading hours in Penrith

Customers can enjoy an extra hour of shopping after Westfield Penrith introduced its 10am to 5pm Sunday trading hours last weekend, dropping the 10am-4pm...

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...

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...

iFraud concern

Telecommunications providers look set to face a significant spike in bad debt as the iPhone 5 enters Australian stores, according to business research specialists,...

A new way to train

A new innovative, challenging and systemised business, F45 Training, has arrived in Penrith with the team ready to put locals to the test. Having been...

Rates questioned

Penrith businesses are questioning whether they are receiving value for money after a report by the NSW Government showed that Council rates for...

Boosting China links

The Chairman of the Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) and his Deputy, Clr Jim Aitken, recently met with a senior delegation of trade union...

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...

New tool for businesses

Minister for Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson and Mulgoa MP, Tanya Davies, have launched a new resource to help local small businesses. ...

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,...

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...

Helping hand

John Todd has been the Executive Officer of the Penrith Valley BEC for over 20 years following on from a successful career as...

Jonny nails it on international stage

One Penrith nail technician has set a high standard, taking out a top nail award against competitors from six countries. Jonny Diep Pham, from Nailicious...

Veronica’s new car comes at perfect time

After three months and 28,000 competition entries, one lucky woman is now the proud owner of a brand new 2015 Toyota Kluger. On Tuesday, Veronica...

Penrith prepares for hardware war

Masters Home Improvement is moving to Penrith and if location means anything, it is making its intentions clear. Masters will be located right in the...

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...

New Executive appointed

Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce has elected a new Executive Committee that will lead the organisation in a volunteer capacity over the next...

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...

Penrith RSL scoops major award

Penrith RSL has won the 2015 RSL & Services Clubs Spirit of ANZAC Award at the 14th Annual Conference in Canberra. This is the first...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Harris Farm to close Westfield Penrith store

Another iconic retail outlet is closing in Penrith, with Harris Farm Markets to shut its Westfield Penrith store. The Western Weekender can reveal that Harris Farm...

End of an era as video stores face the axe

“It’s a Civic Video night tonight” – the residents of South Penrith will be singing that famous jingle no longer after the Southlands franchise...

Push for Boxing Day trading

NSW Treasurer Mike Baird is keen to see small businesses given the opportunity to open their doors on Boxing Day and benefit from...

Taking mental health at work seriously

Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners having sole responsibility for the company’s success or failure, cash...

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...

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...
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Women fly high

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, newly reopened women’s networking group, Women With Altitude, is hosting a special luncheon focusing on the...

Surround yourself with A+ staff

I am a big believer that hiring the right staff is a very important part of the overall formula for business success. They are...

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...

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...

The Apothecary's Pantry

Truly healthy and nutritious organic food is difficult to find. There are many different products claiming to be organic but which contain ingredients that...

Winners are grinners

Last month, small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries for the 2012 National Small Business Champion Awards, but it was...