90 Degrees Digital is a new B2B marketing company operating at the Western BACE in the Atherstone community. A category finalist at the Business Excellence Awards run the City of Melton this year, 90 Degrees Digital was set up by Mark Nunan, a local from Diggers Rest. Here is how you can use Mark’s B2B skills to help your local small business.
While building your new home in Atherstone you may come across the name Abey quite a bit. For over 60 years their brand has been known for providing excellent sinks, basins and tapware for your kitchen and bathroom. But did you know they have also been a part of the Melton community for nearly 20 years?
Local Brookfield residents Joseph, Angeline and Tracey make up the team at Bespoke Art Framing. These framers specialise in handmade bespoke frames that are manufactured onsite in their studio. They can frame just about anything that you need from masks to ornaments to war medals to wedding cake toppers.
Why set up your local business in the Atherstone area rather than the Melbourne CBD? Because not only does it give you access to a network of other local businesses all helping each other to succeed, you will also be creating jobs in your neighbourhood, argues Johanna Bertumen Nonato, the CEO of BridgeAus Migration Consultancy.
Meet the winner of 2017 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards: Business of The Year, Ebony Centazzo. Ebony Centazzo is the founder of the cat oases and boarding service Cat Napping Suburban Retreat.
Pauline and her husband are about to become new residents of Atherstone and Pauline is also General Manager of Customised Training, a business which is also located in Atherstone at the Western BACE. As a resident of Melton for 20 years, she knows the area and its people really well and is pleased to be consolidating her personal and business roots in the area.
Being surrounded by the best support services and a network of like-minded people is the key to success in both business and life. Denise Cran, Principal Psychologist at Discovering Strength knows this all too well.
If you’re looking for a local hair salon close to Atherstone, Do Or Dye Hair Salon might be the place. Run by Skye McCammond and her apprentice Chelsea Henigan, the girls are always keeping on trend with the latest colours, styles and looks to suit you.
Leon Mortimer is the Managing Director at Events 720 and has lived in Melton South for 5 years. He thinks it is important to keep jobs in the area and says one of the best way the Atherstone community can do this is by supporting local small businesses, something he also tries to do within his signage and display production company.
Do you have fairies living next door? You just might as retailer Fairy Gardening Australia just moved into Atherstone. They stock the country’s largest range of fairy houses, fairy garden accessories and fairy figurines so you can set up your own fairy garden at home.
For the last 10 years the team at Genesis Fitness Melton have been keeping the Melton community fit and healthy with their 24/7 gym facilities. Member Care Manager, Dale Azzopardi, talks about the fitness facilities that the over 3,000 members have access to any time of the year.
Tess Ippolito works as a manager and trainer at Inception Point, a small business that specialises in training and development programs operating out of the Western BACE development in Ferris Road, Melton South. The business moved to Western BACE in Atherstone in May last year and since then Tess has enjoyed watching her neighbouring tenants strive to hit their own commercial goals. She sees Melton as an area with huge potential and hopes Inception Point can be a pivotal part of that growth.
There is nothing better than a good local pizza joint and nothing gets more local than Jack’s Pizza, Pasta & Ribs. Owner Jack Abousaid has lived in Melton for over 30 years so he and his well trained team are truly a part of the greater Atherstone community.
Nothing makes one feel more at home than a nice, hot pot of tea and who better to buy it from than local tea expert, Adele Van Esch? As the Creator and Director of Love TEAse, a boutique tea store at Western BACE in Ferris Road, South Melton, Adele has lived in the area for the past two years.
Derek Bell of Lucid Web Design has lived in Melton South for 10 years and moved his business into Western BACE at Atherstone about 18 months ago. He tells us why having a website is so essential for any business, how he can help and a few of his favourite projects so far.
Matilda Bakery Café has been a stalwart of the Melton South community. They offer delicious bread fresh daily that is homemade onsite and are an ideal pit stop for your morning coffee on the way to the station.
Hockey might not seem a popular sport compared to football or cricket but, for the residents of Atherstone, it is one of the most successful. Melton Hockey Club has been around since 1976 and now boasts 230 members, 12 Hockey Victoria teams and welcomes players from all backgrounds, abilities and ages.
Lara Jennings, Founder of Offspring Education just moved her home e-commerce store to Western BACE at Atherstone in June this year. She sells children’s educational products for early learning centres and schools from her website but welcomes parents from the Atherstone community to also come and visit her bricks and mortar store too.
Melton South’s vegan café, Oh My Greens, is a family affair. Cindy and William run the business with their kids James (head chef), Joel (James’ understudy), Peter (front of house and beverages) and Irene (marketing). Head to Oh My Greens for delicious vegan cakes, burgers, soups, pastas and Southeast Asian inspired fare.
Since 2010 Dushala Chandrasekara of SBP Creative Media has been creating marketing videos for his clients. In 2016 he moved his team to Western BACE and he has been a pivotal part of the Atherstone community creating videos for the likes of local service providers such as Melton City Council, Customised Training, Bridge Aus Migration Consultancy, Affinity Design and Western BACE.
Serenity Bookkeeping Solutions was one of the first tenants to move into Western BACE at Atherstone in 2015. This has proven to be the perfect way for business owner Kate McKay to separate her working life from her personal life. Now she has a professional office and, as a resident of Melton for over 30 years, she can still be close to home.
Tabcorp Park is home to a world class 1040 metre harness horse racing track and there are regular meets held here throughout the year. But as well as catching all the action of the races, there are plenty of other activities to do at Tabcorp Park as well.
Thinking of upgrading your work from home business at Atherstone to a commercial premises? Then consider the Western BACE as an option. Owner of The Booth Box, Maria Abacan, did just that and found that it helped her focus more on the business and grow it into three separate companies.
If you’re finding it difficult to do a proper supermarket shop with the kids, you’re not alone. That’s why Brooke Findley set up her online grocer, The Organic Place, based right in the Atherstone community. Brooke handpicks fresh fruit and vegetables from the markets and then delivers them direct to your home, saving you lots of time and hassle.
The Wedding & Portrait Studio specialise in gorgeous candid portraits that look intimate and comfortable rather than awkwardly posed. Whether you want to capture your pregnancy, romantic couple shots, fun family shots or even some professional portraits of your favourite pets, they can cater to any of your needs.
Retail Coordinator Alyssha Etherton has lived in Melton for 17 years. Her workplace, UFS Melton South Pharmacy, has been supporting the Melton community for a long time too – 10 years. They employ 20 permanent staff and additional casual employees as well as serving all your pharmacy needs. They are also a non profit organisation with a vested interested in putting back into the local community.
Urban 35 is still well known around the area as a great hub to run into local business people and residents of the Atherstone community and beyond. In fact, the sense of community in the neighbourhood is exactly why the owners of Urban 35 chose Melton as their business home.