IN a very relaxed walk through the Premier visited the central business district of Nelson Bay.
Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE
News Of The Area was exclusively invited to participate in the walk through.
The Premier visited the township on Tuesday afternoon and took time to walk into local businesses and chat with the owners.
On the list of businesses in the Bay that the Premier visited were Bella Rose Boutique, OPAAT Health, and Arteke Salon Collective.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian told News Of The Area, “It’s not often I can just visit a township and visit local businesses like this.”
The wonderful boutique nature of the shops in Nelson Bay impressed the Premier with their unique style and offerings.
She also spoke of how she does her own shopping at her local shops rather than opting for home delivery.
The Premier chatted with Jessica Palmer and Katie Diemar in Bella Rose Boutique and talked about the confidence that it takes to start your own business and the flexibility which owning and operating a business offers to women today.
Jessica Palmer told News Of The Area, “It makes us proud as working women to have other women in leadership recognise the work that women in business are doing, particularly in regional areas.”
Amanda Boone of Arteke Salon Collective spoke candidly about the journey and challenges that are involved in running a business and in finding staff, particularly apprentices in her industry, she also talked about the wonderful community of business owners that are working towards better business in the township of Nelson Bay.
By Marian SAMPSON