Business

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...

PBA puts out the call

Want to give back to your community? The Chairman of the Penrith Business Alliance (PBA), Paul Brennan, and CEO, Bijai Kumar, have...

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...

PBA's future still uncertain

Penrith City Council has agreed to extend its Deed of Agreement with the Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) but only for six months, leaving...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Out in the cold

The businessmen and women of Penrith may wear suits during the day, but come June 1 they will be rugged up in beanies...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Recognised for work in siege aftermath

The dramatic siege in Sydney’s Martin Place in December last year had a traumatic impact on the hostages, families, police and paramedics involved. The 16...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

For brothers Dennis and John Scott, the sale of their famous business in Penrith is not about their remarkable history in the region,...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...