Business

Get a slice of the pie

Penrith businesses wanting a bigger slice of the NSW tourism industry have been provided with a set of resources from a new State Government...

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,...

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...
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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...

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...

Call for hotels

Hosting the 2013 Samsung Rowing World Cup at the International Regatta Centre has been heralded as a great coup for Penrith, with an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chamber calls for rate cut

Peak business body, the NSW Business Chamber, is disappointed that the Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold at 4.25 per...

PBA drives Penrith

The campaign to reinvent Penrith as a major business force is gaining momentum. The ‘Penrith is Here’ branding launch, ‘Penrith Progressions’ CBD revitalisation...

Changing the rules

TNT Express (TNT) has launched a revolutionary new recruitment campaign aimed at doubling female participation in its workforce. Believed to be...

Rebrand is a sign of continued success

The Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains Business Enterprise Centre has rebranded to now be known as the Western Sydney Business Centre. The rebrand recognises the...

Cupcake discount for local women

Mrs C's Cupcakes will be giving back to the women of Penrith when they take part in Kyle and Jackie O's equal pay day...

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’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...

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...

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...

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...

Apprentice boost

Endeavour Energy has welcomed 45 new apprentices who will help deliver an $11.5 million per week upgrade to western Sydney and the Illawarra. ...

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...

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...

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. ...

Chamber's honour

They are names steeped in Penrith’s history and now the Lamrock and Freeburn families have been given a special honour that pays tribute...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

PBA enters election debate

With the Federal Election to be called any day now, Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) will launch their Federal Election Advocacy Program next week....

Will the rush come?

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is for my business to make more sales. It comes as no surprise that...

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...

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...

Falling off the edge: Iconic surf shop to close

Another long-standing Penrith business is to close its doors with surf and ski retail outlet Off the Edge to shut its iconic Station Street...

More than just work experience

Students from West Wyalong High School in country NSW spent time in Penrith last week, undertaking work experience at various businesses including The Western...

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...

PBA driving Penrith

The Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) is gearing up for another successful year after presenting to Penrith City Council on Monday night its plan...

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...