Business

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...

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...

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...

BOQ celebrates 10 years in Penrith

When Anthony Walker opened Penrith’s first Bank of Queensland (BOQ) branch on August 22, 2005 he had youth, enthusiasm and extensive finance industry experience...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Not small in voice

Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce has thrown its weight behind a campaign to have small business recognised by policy makers. ...

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...

Federal funds for BEC

Small business operators in Penrith will be able to access low cost business coaching and mentoring services through the Penrith Business Enterprise Centre...

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...

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...

BAC luncheon a hit

The Penrith Business Advisory Centre has been a key part of the Penrith corporate landscape for many years, and one of its annual highlights...

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,...

BEC is nation's best

The local area has scored a major coup this week with the Penrith Valley Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) being named the best of...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tackling big issues

Increasing superannuation contributions, the carbon tax and payroll tax remain the sticking points for small businesses in western Sydney. On Tuesday...

Changing hands

Burt Hickey has sold Hickey’s Metal Fabrications on Coombes Drive, Penrith to the more than capable local first class sheetmetal tradesman and experienced...

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...

Abbott's business talk

Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott will be the guest speaker at the next Business Matters Luncheon organised by the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce. Mr...

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. ...

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...

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...

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. ...